Released by Leicester City as a schoolboy, goalkeeper Teddy Sharman-Lowe thought his football dream was over.
That was until he was picked up by Burton Albion’s youth academy and given another chance to hone his craft.
It certainly worked. The Academy graduate was called up to the England U17 squad for the Three Lions’ games in February and has started in goal for the Burton Albion first team in pre-season.
His performances caught the attention of one of the biggest clubs in England. And, this summer aged just 17, he signed a professional contract with Frank Lampard’s Chelsea!
“It has all happened in a flash, from playing for the first team in pre-season, and then joining a top four Premier League contender," said Sharman-Lowe.
He has returned to Burton on loan for the rest of the season, training with both Clubs.
An incredible story, which you can hear in full in this week's Official EFL Podcast!