With the new season on the way, we have decided that its time for us to pick out a few of the young guns that could light up the league this season. After a wealth of young talent breaking through easing nerves about England’s future, the state of the national game has once again been thrown into chaos with the failure of what was thought to be an extremely talented u21 squad. Another big season of development is needed heading into a major International tournament.
Last years leading light has work to do this season, perhaps even more do than last year. Still being linked with a move away from Spurs many think he will stay, but now he needs to kick on. Everything went Kane’s way last season, and the adversity of a very poor u21 showing could let us know what he is really made of. Every striker experiences a drought, and we need to see how Kane will respond when this does happen. Another 20 plus goal season, and continued international development will really prove to the world that Kane is the real deal for many years to come.
Ings turned lots of heads playing very well for relegated Burnley. He earned a huge move to Liverpool and his challenge no will be breaking into their team and becoming a regular. It would be a shame to see another English talent waste away on the bench of a big club, and Ings could yet rue this move. He still has time on his side, and can become a great player under the watchful eye of Brendan Rogers. A big Challenge lies ahead.
James Ward Prowse
A big hope for England’s central midfield future, and another great product of the Southampton academy. He has broken into a high quality midfield at St Mary’s and game time is now guaranteed. He needs to use this advantage and make the most of playing in Europe with The Saint so that his development comes on even quicker. He seems perfectly placed to improve and could be a big story in the coming season.
An inconsistent reputation has been well and truly put behind this young English man after becoming a star for the u21 side, and finally finding consistency at the end of last season as he helped get Norwich promoted. He once again returns to the premier league where he will look to build on some promising, yet inconsistent, form the last time he was in the league. He could not do enough to save Norwich from relegation that time round, but will need to show his best if he is to keep the Canaries in the league this season. Keeping hold of him could prove a challenge for Norwich if he starts the season well. One thing is certain, this is Redmond’s big chance to shine.
The Future of the English defence has long been heaped on this man’s shoulders. Finally first choice at Everton and on the verge of regular England football, he will need to have a season that demonstrates his growing experience as a top flight defender id he is to permanently break into Roy Hodgson’s plans. He has all the ability and could lead both club and country fantastically from the back. Now is the time to learn alongside the experienced Jagielka and prove he can be a dominant defender.