Defender Kornell McDonald is in his first season as a permanent member of Derby County’s Under-23s after signing professional terms in the summer of 2020.
The attack-minded right-back has pace and quality in the final third and was a key member of the Under-18s as they were named Under-18 Premier League champions in 2018/19.
McDonald made his first two appearances for the Under-23s during that season, which was one to remember for the Rams’ young stars.
He made a further nine appearances for the Under-23s, of which six were starts, in the 2019/20 season – alongside six outings for the Under-18s.
On top of those 15 appearances combined, McDonald made a further three appearances for the Under-19s in the UEFA Youth League during the season.