Jayden Mitchell-Lawson is an energetic and skilful winger who can also cause opposition defenders plenty of problems with this technical ability.
He was an integral part of the Under-18s’ side during his two years as a scholar before stepping up to the Under-23s after signing professional terms.
The wideman, who arrived from Swindon Town in 2016 alongside Jayden Bogle, continued to show progress with the Under-23s and he went on to make his first-team debut in March 2019 as he came off the bench in a 0-0 draw at home to Stoke City under then manager Frank Lampard.
He had, before that, been an unused substitute for the first-team on a handful of occasions and regularly trained with the squad.
Capable of playing on either wing, Mitchell-Lawson made another brief appearance off the bench in the Carabao Cup Second Round at Nottingham Forest at the beginning of the 2019/20 season under Phillip Cocu.
He returned to the Under-23s and played 17 times, scoring twice and recording five assists, before spending the second half of the season out on loan at Sky Bet League 1 side Bristol Rovers in order to gain first-team experience.
Mitchell-Lawson made 11 appearances for the Pirates in all competitions, scoring twice, before their season was ended in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
He scored his first career goal in a 3-1 loss at Wycombe Wanderers in February and went on to find the back of the net in a defeat by the same scoreline at Southend United at the beginning of March.
He impressed enough during his time with Rovers to join them on loan again for the duration of the 2020/21 season in August 2020.