If there is one player at the Academy that can take confidence from Jayden Bogle’s rise to the first team then it’s Kornell McDonald, with the pair sharing a number of similarities.
The right-back has pace and quality in the final third, evidenced by his brilliant strike against Blackpool in the Third Round of last season’s FA Youth Cup.
McDonald made his first two appearances for the Under-23s last term but he was a regular for the Under-18s as they were crowned as Champions of England.
He made 15 appearances in all competitions, scoring once and recording two assists throughout the campaign.
U23 Starts: 6
U23 Appearances: 9
U19 UEFA Youth League Starts: 3
U19 UEFA Youth League Appearances: 3
U18 Starts: 6
U18 Appearances: 6
U18 Assists: 2