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West Brom academy star ready to make step up

Albion academy graduate Harry Whitwell was unleashed upon The Hawthorns crowd for the first time at the turn of the year.

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Harry Whitwell (Photo by Adam Fradgley/West Bromwich Albion FC via Getty Images).

Whitwell, an 18-year-old midfielder who has been with Albion since under-11 level, marked his senior debut in style with an assist for fellow youngster Tom Fellows, as the Baggies completed a 4-1 rout over Aldershot Town in the FA Cup third round.

That remains his only taste of first team football to date, although he has been named on the bench on a handful of occasions over the course of the past 12 months.

Despite his dream debut, patience is the key to success – according to Whitwell.