Speaking with BT Sport ahead of Crystal Palace's clash with Wolverhampton Wanderers this evening, manager Roy Hodgson discussed full-back, Tyrick Mitchell, who receives his first Premier League start this evening at the age of 20.
Hodgson smiled, and drew a small comparison with renowned Academy graduate, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, when asked if Wolves is a tough test for a Development prospect.
He said: "The last time we put a full-back in from the Academy, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, that was against Tottenham [Hotspur], and he's come out of it all pretty well.
"We're hoping Tyrick can do the same. He's been around the first-team squad really for a year, albeit he lost a lot of time this season through injury. He would have featured more often I think had he not been injured so much.
"But he's been fit for the period before the lockdown, during the lockdown and after the lockdown. So I should think he's champing at the bit to get out there tonight and test himself out."
Hodgson also includes Development prospects Sam Woods, Nya Kirby, Brandon Pierrick and 17-year-old John-Kymani Gordon in his squad tonight.