Jack Evans has grown up with Swansea City after joining the academy set-up at just eight years of age.
The midfielder featured in his first Under-23s game against Brighton in December 2015 and signed a new deal with the club 19 months later.
On the international stage, he was a regular feature for Wales at under-21 level.
Getting to know him . . .
Swansea-born Jack Evans is one of a number of local youngsters to come through the ranks after joining the Swans in 2005 at the age of eight when the club was in League Two and the academy was competing at a category three level.
“The academy has grown so much since I first started playing here,” he said. “It has been a great experience to grow up with the Swans – football has literally been my life since I was eight.’’
Jack signed his Swans scholarship forms in June 2014 alongside eight other home-grown players.
Like a number of local boys, Jack has been cheering on the Swans from a young age and aspires to follow in the footsteps of his heroes.
“I watched my first game at the Vetch Field when I was around five,” he added. “I was too young to even remember who we played that day, but I was hooked from the start. The atmosphere was amazing and I knew it was something I wanted to do.
“Leon Britton was – and still is – one of my favourite players and he is someone that I admire. He plays the same position as me and I like to model my style on him. He is a hard-working midfielder who likes to keep the ball and play a simple attacking style of football.’’