The Championship is home to some of the brightest young talents in the country. We take a look at 6 youngsters who look destined for great careers-
1. Ryan Sessegnon, Fulham- The 17 year-old has already caught the eye for Fulham last season. He agreed his first professional contract with Fulham in the summer, despite strong interest from Tottenham Hotspur. He made his debut for Fulham against Leeds in August 2016, at the age of just 16, and hasn’t looked back since. He nailed down a first-team place for Fulham and was named in the PFA Championship team of the year.
2. David Brooks, Sheffield United- The 20 year-old was named player of the tournament in Toulon tournament in the summer for England U21s. He was set to join Chesterfield on loan this season but Sheffield United pulled the plug on a deal, showing their intention to play him this season.
3. Keinan Davis, Aston Villa- The 19 year-old was released by Stevenage in 2015 and attracted the attention of Aston Villa whilst playing for Biggleswade Town. Steve Bruce has given the striker a chance in the first-team this season and he scored his first senior goal for Villa against Barnsley on Saturday.
4. Ben Brereton, Nottingham Forest- He burst onto the scene for Forest in February last year when he scored the winner against Aston Villa at the age of just 17. Now 18, he has signed a new long-term contract with Forest and is a regular for the first-team.
5. George Hirst, Sheffield Wednesday- The 18 year-old was England’s top scorer at the Toulon tournament in the summer, which took his tally to 40 goals for the season in all competitions for club and country. Many are tipping him for a big future.
6. Ronaldo Viera, Leeds- The 19 year-old was at the Benfica academy before having various trials at English clubs. Leeds took a gamble on him and it has paid off. He has played over 30 games for the Whites since joining.