LUKAS Jutkiewicz has fulfilled every kid's dream' and his manager sees no reason why the young forward cannot now make regular first team football a reality.

Fresh from penning a three-year deal at the County Ground, the 17-year-old striker's mission is now to repay the faith which has been shown in him.

His manager insists there is no pressure being heaped on the player's shoulders but Wise is convinced Jutkiewicz has the make-up in his game to get in and stay in.

Jutkiewicz was training in the youth team's black kit yesterday and should now switch to first team red'.

And whether he must continue to clean the respective boots of Ben Wells and Ashan Holgate, so recently his youth team peers, remains to be seen.

Still, if he is told to carry on scrubbing, you won't find him complaining.

Jutkiewicz said: "It's every kid's dream to get their first pro contract.

"I wasn't totally sure over the summer what was happening. I was anxious to get back and find out the situation.

"Fortunately it's turned out really well.

"In the gaffer and Gus there are not many people better to learn from than the people we've got in charge now.

"I spoke to the manager about a week and a half after we came back. He said he was aware that I'd been offered something under the old manager and said he liked what he'd seen and felt I deserved a contract.

"It's a massive confidence boost.

"I'm ecstatic about how long the contract is. It shows they've got a lot of confidence in me and it's now time for me to start repaying that.

"I just want to play as many games as possible and score as many goals as I can.

"I haven't really set myself targets though.

"The involvement at the end of last season gave me the confidence to come in at the start of this season and feel I have the ability to play at this level."

And what about those menial boot matters?

He said: "I'm happy to do that, no problems. Unfortunately I'm on Ashan and Wellsy's boots, they're mates of mine."

However, Jutkiewicz's manager clearly believes the player's future holds more than a scrubbing brush.

Wise said: "Lukas has signed a three-year deal. We've had a good look at him and we're chuffed to bits with him.

"He is an important part of my squad. He's strong, aggressive and a good finisher.

"He's one for the future. We don't want to put too much pressure on him.

"I'm sure he'll play a part in this season and hopefully get us a few goals.

"If he gets in there, gets his chance and scores goals, he's capable of staying in there."