As things currently stand, Derby County fans are keeping one eye on reaching a play-off spot, although most recognise that it will be a very difficult task as they’ve left themselves too much to do.
This is despite the recent improvement that has happened since former Birmingham boss Gary Rowett took over.
The new management will be hoping to bring in some new talent from the academy between now and the end of the campaign to be ready for the potential promotion push next season if a play-off place slips out of their grasp.
Having a look at some of the previous Rams wonder kids who have gone on to become real stars at the club or move just proves why the current generation need to be put into the first-team picture.
In modern footballing history, Jeff Hendrick is a great example having made his debut for Derby County at the age of 19 in the 2010/11 campaign and current star Will Hughes is another.
That is just in recent times but there’s plenty of similar players who have impressed and gone into the senior ranks at the club – here are 2 wonderkids at Derby County who need to be fast-tracked into the first-team.