Max Bardell is a forward thinking full-back who became a first-year scholar in Derby County’s Academy at the start of the 2019/20 campaign.
Bardell spent time at Huddersfield Town and Manchester City before moving to Derby.
The right-back made 18 appearances for the Under-18s during his first season with the club, scoring once, and also appeared twice for the Under-19s in their UEFA Youth League campaign.
As a second-year scholar, Bardell stepped up to regularly captain the Under-18s side in his 14 appearances in the Under-18s Premier League -North.
The defender also stepped up to the Under-23s, making ten appearances while he also started in the FA Cup match against Chorley in January 2021 before joining Pat Lyons' on a permanent basis ahead of the 2021/22 season.