Taylor Richards has been told he is settling in “just fine” with Albion.

But under-23s boss Simon Rusk reckons the former Manchester City midfielder should be given time to develop.

Richards made his first team debut in the Carabao Cup tie against Aston Villa.

Away from such spotlight he has been making progress in the under-23s.

He scored last time out when Rusk’s squad won 2-0 at Southend United in the Leasings com Trophy.

Richards arrived at the club amid a fair degree of publicity and immediately caught the eye by converting a Panenka style penalty in the friendly at Crawley.

He has not made such headlines since but Rusk is quite happy with that.

Rusk said: “I think it is very important when you sign a younger player, it is a new environment, a different set of staff, different set of people. It’s adjusting to the area.

“I think Taylor is settling in just fine. He needs that time to develop, same as the rest of the group.

“There doesn’t need to be any added pressure because he has come from a big club like Manchester City.

“I think it is really important that he is allowed to settle in.

“He is a young boy and he needs to be allowed the same time and same development pace as all the other boys get. That will be the case.”

The under-23s visit Richards’ old club Manchester City tomorrow.