41. Mauro Bandeira

Born: November 18th 2003

Position: Central-midfield

International: None (eligible to represent Portugal and England)

U23/U21 apps: 1

U18 apps: 42 (2 goals)

Signed scholarship: Summer 2020

Signed professional: Summer 2022

An all-action midfielder, Bandeira continued to impress for the U18s last season, which led to him earning his first professional contract.

Although he also possesses defensive qualities Bandeira has worked hard on the attacking side of his game in recent seasons and scored and provided an assist against Tottenham Hotspur in the final game of last campaign.

The Hale End product will be part of the U21 squad this season and he already possesses some experience at that level having featured against Brighton & Hove Albion last season.

Bandeira also gained first-team recognition as he featured in a behind closed doors friendly against Brentford B.