Not many players get to lift silverware as the captain of their team, but that is something that Callum Minkley has already experienced in his short career so far.
It was the centre-back who held the Under-18 Premier League title aloft at Pride Park Stadium in May 2019 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 during that campaign, with one goal and one assist, while he also appeared with the Under-23s for the first time.
The 2019/20 season was also one of progression for Minkley, as he played 21 times for the Under-23s as he made the step-up the Academy ranks.
He also racked up a further six appearances for the Under-19s in the UEFA Youth League during the campaign.