A photo headshot of Albion Under-18s player Cole Deeming ahead of the 2023/24 season

Hailing from Sutton Coldfield, Deeming is one to keep an eye on during his time with the Baggies. 

A confident, left-footed midfielder, Cole has established himself as one of the leaders in Leigh Downing's young group despite only being a first-year scholar and the buzz around the academy star's potential only increased towards the end of the 202/23 season. 

Like Ollie Bostock, Corey Sears and other U16 team-mates, Deeming made 14 appearances in the U18 Premier League South - showing his capabilities at a higher level and earning him scholarship terms during the summer of 2023. The standout moment came during a game v Tottenham Hotspur when, in the dying embers, Cole struck a fine free-kick into the top corner to win Albion's 18s the game 3-2. 

Adding set-pieces to his list of attributes, Cole featured in Richard Beale's U21s during the 2023/24 campaign and he'll be hoping for more of those chances as he looks to become a success at his boyhood club - a place he's been at since the age of six and a team his family are supporters of.