Jay Stansfield may not be a name many fans are familiar with at the moment but that could well change before too long with the form he is in at youth level.
Fulham have got a decent record of bringing through youth players into the first-team and, of course, onto clubs that play at the sharp end of the Premier League.
The Sessegnon brothers, Ryan and Steven, are examples of both in recent seasons and, by the looks of things, Stansfield has a chance of getting himself into the first-team reckoning before too long.
Indeed, he’s scored three hat-tricks in a row for Fulham this season in the u18s and, though it’s only youth football, that kind of record gets you noticed at any level.
He scored four against Norwich in his side’s latest fixture and fans are beginning to wonder whether first-team involvement should be around the corner.
Let’s see what’s been said on social media about the young forward:
He's making quite the name for himself.
The lads sit top of the table! 🔥
— Fulham Football Club (@FulhamFC) November 3, 2019
Might want to mention it to Mr Parker, as he may be more affective as a Sub than AK
— S W Date (@date_stephen) November 3, 2019
Needs to be in first team imo
— uhhhhhhh ben (@benny_boi_uhhhh) November 3, 2019
Get him onto first team
— Rob Zapalski (@robzapalski) November 3, 2019
He’s gotta be in and around the first team surely
— Mike (@FulhaMike) November 3, 2019
11 goals in 3 games
— Dave (@FFC_Dave) November 3, 2019
First team beckons
— David Ingram (@didifulhamfc) November 3, 2019
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What an amazing story, really hope you conquer your dreams Jay. Your dad will be looking down super proud of you
— luke ohara (@lukeohara5) November 3, 2019