Looking at the first team squad on the official website it appears that four young players have been added to the list for the new season.
Perhaps with the Europa League in mind, Cohen Bramall, Reiss Nelson, Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Joe Willock have been promoted into the main group.
Whether they all stay at the club for the season ahead remains to be seen, as loan moves would make some sense for a couple of them at least.
However, Maitland-Niles made seven appearances – mostly in the cups – during the last campaign, while Nelson has been the stand-out star of pre-season and is likely to get opportunities to impress in more meaningful games.
Bramall has been linked with a number of Championships clubs and could well spend 2017-18 getting the regular football he definitely needs, but for now the foursome will train and work with the senior players as they continue their development.
They’ll also need to do something about their squad numbers. Currently Nelson wears 69, and Willock 60 – they need a bit of subtraction before they get involved.
Good luck to them