UEFA Youth League draw explained
After recording a 3-1 win over AS Monaco earlier in the week to book a spot in the UEFA Youth League last-16, we take a look at the line-up and who the young Blues could face in the draw.
He was predominantly a striker in his early time at the Academy but has featured in a variety of positions more recently, including out wide, in central midfield and at right-back. In 2015/16, he was a youth team regular, predominantly in a central midfield role. He scored his only goal of the season from the penalty spot in a 6-2 win over Reading in April 2016 and also made his Under-21 debut before the end of the campaign.
The following season, he made 30 youth team appearances, including three in the Youth Cup, as our Under-18s won a Treble of trophies. His goalscoring form peaked with five goals in three games in the spring, including a hat-trick in our 13-0 victory over Brighton. The midfielder stepped up to work with the development squad full-time in the summer of 2017 and quickly established himself as a key part of Joe Edwards's engine room.
McCormick made his UEFA Youth League debut in a memorable victory over Qarabag, captaining the side and netting a hat-trick in a 5-0 win.
Domestically, he made over 20 appearances in Premier League 2 and the senior Checkatrade Trophy, scoring our equaliser at Yeovil Town in October.
In November 2017, the midfielder signed a new contract at the club until the end of 2019/20.