West Bromwich Albion have a lot to be happy about at the moment.
The Baggies currently sit in second place in the Championship, one point behind leaders Sheffield United, and boast the most lethal attack in the league. The club have scored nine goals more than any other team, with thanks to the likes of Dwight Gayle and Jay Rodriguez.
However, whilst the team’s form must have manager Darren Moore smiling, it only gets better. West Brom have a host of young England players that are making a name for themselves for The Young Lions.
Man of the moment Harvey Barnes made his debut for the under-21 outfit, midfielder Sam Field and forward Kyle Edwards featured for the under-20 side, and midfielder Rakem Harper played for the under-19s. This is not even including the number of academy players that have played for the different England age groups.
This goes to show that The Baggies’ future looks very bright indeed. Moore has not just got a brilliant team on his hands for now, but can look to have a seriously formidable team for years to come.
This is what may keep them in the Premier League if they were to return, as their current crop of players may not stay for long. For example, with the likes of Dwight Gayle and Barnes only at the club on loan, they could well be without them come the beginning of next season. Knowing that they have this array of young talent to call upon means that they will never be left in a desperate position.