The loan markets have been utilised very efficiently by teams in the football league this season, and a number of promising players have been gaining valuable experience and making solid contributions throughout the leagues. In no particular order...
Nathaniel Chalobah – Chelsea
After an unsuccessful period on loan with Nottingham Forest earlier in the season, Chalobah was sent out on loan again in January, this time to Middlesbrough. The 19-year-old has the ability to play as a central defender or as a defensive midfielder, and has been utilised mainly in the latter position while at Boro. Fans at the Riverside will be hopeful of landing the player on loan again next season, and Chalobah has also been part of Gareth Southgate's England U21 set up.
Marcello Trotta – Fulham
The 21-year-old forward is currently on loan at Brentford for a second season, after helping them to the league one play-off final last time out. Trotta has made 22 appearances for the Bees this season, scoring an impressive 11 goals in that time.
With Fulham's future in the Premier League uncertain, it will be interesting to see where Trotta ends up next season, especially with the number of managerial changes at the club this season, it's unclear how much Felix Magrah will know about this player. Trotta scored the winner against promotion rivals Leyton Orient at the weekend to see his team climb second in League One with a game in hand over the leaders, and could be playing Championship football next season either with Brentford or Fulham depending on their fortunes.
Tyler Blackett – Manchester United
Blackett has been with United since the age of eight and has developed with each season. The soon to be 20-year-old has had spells on loan with Blackpool and more recently Birmingham this season, and can play at centre-back, left back or left midfield. Despite only making eight appearances this season, Blackett has impressed each time and got two assists to his name. Another season gaining experience would be a huge benefit, but Blackett could be the long-term solution to United's left back problem.
Andre Wisdom – Liverpool
Wisdom made 19 appearances for Liverpool last season, with 12 coming in the league. Brendan Rodger's felt it necessary to loan the 20-year-old right back out this season and Wisdom has impressed during his time at Derby.
The player's strength and speed are aided by his ability to cross the ball, resulting in three assists at the iPro. Wisdom had a slight dip in performance level over the last month, but seemed to be back to his best against Reading last Saturday. The England U21 captain deserves a chance back in the Liverpool set up, but competition for places is still high with Glen Johnson and more recently Jon Flanagan putting in solid performances.
Alex Pritchard – Tottenham
Pritchard has been on a season long loan at Swindon Town in League One, impressing in midfield and appearing 39 times in all competitions. The 20-year-old contributed seven goals in that time and was nominated for the football league Young Player of the Year award. Tim Sherwood is always one to give youngsters a chance if he feels they're ready, so next season could see Pritchard performing in the Premier League. His services will be highly requested elsewhere if not.
Nick Powell – Manchester United
A lot has been said about this young man's talents, and an awful lot of United supporters want to see him back at Old Trafford next season. With 11 goals from his 32 appearances in an attacking midfield or centre-forward position it genuinely seems as though Powell can play in anywhere in attack and have an impact on the game.
He'll be a 20 in a couple of days, and possesses tons of energy and instinct as well as great striking and heading ability. No Championship defender likes to come up against him, and combined with Welbeck and Rooney – could really terrorise defences in the Premier League.
Conor Coady – Liverpool
Hailed as 'King Coady' at Sheffield United, it's fair to say the young English midfielder has made an impression during his time with the Blades. With great passing and tackling ability, Coady is also extremely dedicated and there's nothing more fans like to see than a player giving his all for the team. Nigel Clough has praised his attitude and Coady has all of the signs of someone who'll go far in football. His performances this season could merit being brought into the first team alongside Steven Gerrard and Jordan Henderson next season.
Jordan Spence – West Ham
After coming through the academy at West Ham, the 23-year-old has been loaned out numerous times since 2008. Spence made his full debut for West Ham towards the end of the season in 2011 and has since been at Bristol City, Sheffield Wednesday and most recently impressing at MK Dons. West Ham have had a number of defensive difficulties through injury this season, and Spence will look to fight for his first team place when he returns to West Ham in the summer.
Patrick Bamford – Chelsea
Much spoken about, Patrick Bamford is an undoubted talent and natural goalscorer. Bamford scored 14 goals for MK Dons in 22 appearances before joining Derby on loan in January. The striker continued his goal scoring form, initially scoring five goals in seven appearances.
His dream is to play for Chelsea, and one day that could be achieved, but Bamford still needs time to work on other parts of his game before he's ready for that challenge. Chelsea may look to send the youngster on loan to a Premier League club next season to aid his development, but Bamford is certainly an exciting prospect for the future.
Jesse Lingard – Manchester United
Another exciting forward from Manchester, Lingard has been on loan at Birmingham and Brighton this season. He's been utilised in an attacking position on the left or behind the striker, and has scored six goals in 17 appearances as well as three assists. Lingard likes to run at defenders and is another natural finisher.