Rhys Brailsford joined Derby County’s Under-18s squad as a first-year scholar ahead of the 2020/21 season.
Born and raised in Derby, Brailsford has been at the Rams’ Academy since he was eight years old. During that time, he has spent time playing in every outfield position, but is most comfortable in the right-back position.
In his first season with the Under-18s squad, Brailsford made made 20 appearances, 17 of which were starts. He scored in a 2-1 victory over Burnley and provided three assists - all coming in wins.
The defender also wore the captains armband in a 1-1 draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers.