WARRINGTON has produced footballing talent across all levels of the professional game and here James Lee takes a look at how they have all been progressing…

Jesse Lingard (Manchester United):

Since joining the club at the age of seven, the Longford-born midfielder has tallied a total of 193 caps so far for his boyhood club.

Despite initial signs of a return to form under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the former William Beamont High School pupil failed to record either an assist or goal in the entirety of 2019 in the Premier League.

More recently, Lingard has been in the news for teaming up with controversial agent Mino Raiola.

Reports are linking Lingard with a move away from the club, with suggestions United are prepared to offer Lingard plus £45m for Leicester attacker James Maddison.

Warrington Guardian:

Manchester City's Bernardo Silva and Manchester United's Jesse Lingard during the Carabao Cup semi final first leg at Old Trafford on Tuesday. Picture: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

David Brooks (Bournemouth):

After an impressive first season for Bournemouth after joining for £11.5 million from Sheffield United in 2018, Brooks has had a difficult time as of late.

The young midfielder signed a new long-term deal with the club in March 2019, but after suffering an ankle injury in a pre-season friendly with Brentford last July, he is yet to feature since.

Two ankle surgeries have made it unlikely that he will feature in the 2019-20 Premier League campaign.

James Chester (Aston Villa):

Another player with injury problems.

The ex-Birchwood high pupil is yet to make an appearance for his club in the Premier League this season but did return in Aston Villa’s 5-0 beating of Liverpool in the Carabao Cup last month.

The club captain has seen his first-team place taken by Tyrone Mings since his injury spell that began in November 2018.

Chester failed to play for 10 months of the year which stopped him being part of Villa’s play-off final success.

Tommy Smith (Stoke City):

After moving from Huddersfield to Stoke City in July 2019, Smith has played 10 Championship games for the club who find themselves in 21st position.

With a relegation battle likely to pose Stoke this year, Smith could play a necessary role for their survival in the latter part of the campaign.

Jack Robinson (Nottingham Forest):

The former Liverpool man has enjoyed a large amount of playing time since he joined Nottingham Forest in 2018.

At this point in the season, Forest have been tipped to make the play-offs. They currently stand in fourth place on 43 points, which is the same as Brentford who are a position higher.

If all goes well for Forest, we could see Robinson in the Premier League sooner than most would have imagined.

Matt Pennington (Hull City, on loan from Everton):

Pennington currently resides at Hull City, which is his sixth loan move from Everton in total.

He has made five appearances so far in the 2019/20 campaign with fellow centre-backs Reece Burke and Jordy de Wijs taking the regular spots.

Despite Pennington’s lack of activity on the pitch, Hull City are just two points away from Swansea who sit in sixth with 17 of the Championship’s teams still having a possibility of promotion.

Josh Brownhill (Bristol City):

Brownhill could welcome European Champions Liverpool in the next round of the FA Cup after Bristol City/Shrewsbury were drawn with the Merseyside club on Monday night.

The Robins will play Shrewsbury in a third-round play-off next Tuesday for a place among the 32 remaining sides. They drew 1-1 with the League One side last Saturday.

The former Warrington schoolboy has made 22 appearances this season, with five goals in total. With just over half the season having already been played, Bristol City sit 11th in the Championship and just three points behind the play-off places.

Jordan Thorniley (Blackpool):

The 23-year-old defender signed from Sheffield Wednesday on January 1 on a two-and-a-half-year contract for an undisclosed fee.

He is yet to make a first-team appearance.

Thorniley, son of former Warrington Wolves centre Tony, played 35 games for the Owls, including two in this season’s Carabao Cup.