We are among a number of Premier League clubs keeping track of League Two Stevenage’s 18-year-old defender Ben Wilmot according to an article in The Daily Mail.

According to the piece around 30 scouts attended Stevenage’s Checkatrade Trophy tie with Brighton’s Under 21s two weeks ago and the talented teenager appearing for the full 90 minutes.

It adds that the young centre half, who celebrated his 18th birthday this month, was also on the substitutes’ bench on Tuesday night for their league game against Coventry.

The article adds that his current manager, Darren Sarll, said previously of Wilmot: ‘He plays like a 30-year-old, he’s got a wonderful, mature outlook on the game.’
Wilmot signed his first professional contract with Stevenage in April, having come up through the club’s academy.

The article concludes that despite not yet appearing in a League Two fixture this season, the youngster has done enough in two Checkatrade Trophy ties to turn the heads of England’s elite clubs.

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