The future of Sheffield United looks bright if Daniel Jebbison is anything to go by.
The 17-year-old announced himself in the Premier League on Sunday by scoring the winner at Everton.
Jebbison’s seventh minute strike secured a 1-0 victory and all three points for the already relegated Blades.
It was only the striker’s second senior appearance, having made his United debut from the bench the previous week against Crystal Palace.
And Jebbison says there is plenty more to come from him.
“It feels amazing,” the teenager told BBC Radio Sheffield. “I’m so thankful to the whole club in general. They’ve been encouraging me, they’ve brought me to this point.
“I’m just so thankful I’ve been given the opportunity.”
On making the step up from the Under-23s, Jebbison continued: “It was challenging, but I think I matched it pretty well for my first game.
“It’s only the start, there’s loads more to come.”
Daniel Jebbison one of several exciting Sheffield United youngsters
Jebbison is already attracting interest from some of Europe’s biggest clubs.
Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Chelsea and Manchester United are all said to be monitoring the England Under-18 international.
This is testament to the great work being done at the club’s academy.
As well as Jebbison, both Antwoine Hackford and Iliman Ndiaye have made their first team debuts this season.
Meanwhile, the likes of Zak Brunt, Kyron Gordon and Frankie Maguire have been named in match day squads.
There are still two matches left to play in 2020/21 for the Blades. With Under-23s boss Paul Heckingbottom currently in caretaker charge of the first team, there is every chance more youngsters could be given opportunities in those games.
United may be playing in the Championship next term after a disappointing campaign. But in the likes of Jebbison, fans have something to get genuinely excited about.