Not many players get to lift silverware as the captain of their team, but that is something that Callum Minkley has already experienced.
It was the centre-back who held the Under-18 Premier League title aloft at Pride Park in May to seal an extraordinary season for Justin Walker’s side, as they beat Arsenal 5-2 in the National Final.
Also capable of playing at right-back - Minkley made 29 appearances in all competitions for the Under-18s last season, with one goal and one assist, while he also appeared with the Under-23s for the first time.
He is one of many Under-18 title-winners that will be looking to make the step up to Premier League 2 level this season.
U23 Starts: 14
U23 Appearances: 16
U23 Goals: 2