Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has identified Freddie Woodman as the next player who will make the step-up to the first-team.
Already this season the likes of Paul Dummett, Sammy Ameobi, Rolando Aarons and Adam Armstrong have impressed for the Magpies' senior team after coming through the youth-ranks and Pardew feels there are plenty more who are ready to make the step-up.
He believes that Woodman is most likely to make the grade, though, and predicted the goalkeeper could be in his first-team thoughts in the near future.
"We have Woodman in goal, who is going to come through, I think," he said to the Sunderland Echo.
Pardew feels that he is currently managing the strongest set of youngsters that have been at the club during his time.
It has been a while since the side have developed a truly exciting prospect, but a number appear to be coming through at the same time now and Pardew says that has been a major positive of the season so far.
"Without a shadow of a doubt this is the strongest group (of youngsters) I have had since I have been here," he said.
The strength of Newcastle's up-and-coming stars was on display in midweek when their second-string toppled Manchester City in the League Cup.
Pardew fielded a second-string outfit against a strong City side, but the current Premier League champions never really threatened and the North-East outfit were fully worth their 2-0 victory.
It was their third win in succession and confidence is starting to grow at St. James' Park after a poor start to the campaign.
The club's next game comes against a struggling Liverpool side this weekend and Pardew will be hoping to keep the positive feeling about the club, as they look to climb away from relegation trouble.