Some players find the transition from U18s football to the U21s a rather difficult one.
For Khayon Edwards, however, the step up has been straightforward, with the 18-year-old having played a pivotal part as the second-string have started the season in impressive fashion.
Edwards was prolific for the U18s as he established himself as the team’s main striker. He had a few appearances for the U21s over the past couple of seasons, but despite only being officially promoted this summer he is already leading the line for the older age group and looks very much at home at that level.
A spell in midfield last season helped Edwards to improve his tactical understanding of the game, and his link-up play is of a very high standard.
In addition, he has become stronger of late and is working hard at holding the ball up.
So far this season Edwards has scored two goals in three Premier League 2 appearances and it is likely that his tally will increase significantly as the campaign progresses.
Edwards will inevitably have designs on breaking into the first-team squad eventually and it is possible that he could receive his first call-up to the senior team this season, perhaps in the Europa League.
For now he will be looking to continue catching the eye for the U21s.