Jack Stretton is in his first year as a permanent member of Derby County’s Under-23 side after hitting the back of the net on a regular basis at Under-18 level in recent seasons.
An out-and-out striker - Stretton’s 14 goals in all competitions during the Under-18s title-winning campaign came in just 14 starts, but most of those came in the first half of the season before injuries struck.
Remarkably, despite missing a large chunk of the season, Stretton still ended the campaign as the Under-18s’ second-highest goalscorer behind Morgan Whittaker.
He hit back during the 2019/20 season with 12 goals and three assists from 18 appearances for the Under-18s, in addition to three outings for the club’s Under-23s.
Stretton also appeared for the Rams’ Under-19s in the UEFA Youth League and scored four times in six appearances, as well as registering one assist.
His superb form in front of goal saw him called up to the Scotland Under-19 squad during the 2019/20 season.