According to Gloucestershire Live, Derby County are supposedly readying an approach for 17-year-old Cheltenham Town starlet Felix Miles.

The teenager has been with the Robins since U9s and is now a first year scholar with the League Two outfit and made his debut for the first team in December of 2020.

Miles featured at the end of an EFL Trophy tie, coming on as a substitute in the 77th minute, as Cheltenham were defeated 3-0 at home to Portsmouth in the second round.

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND – MARCH 16: Michael Duff, Manager of Cheltenham Town talks to the media pitchside after the Sky Bet League Two match between Cheltenham Town and Barrow at The Jonny-Rocks Stadium on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Alex Burstow/Getty Images)

Following the defat, manager Michael Duff claimed that the youngster was “one of the better ones out of the youth team”.

“He’s come up and trained and he has good feet. He’s a ‘jinker’ and he moves the ball well,” added Duff.

 

Miles does have some amount of senior experience too, having spent time on loan with Hellenic League Premier Division side Tuffley Rovers.

He also joined Benfica for an elite training camp in the summer of 2017, accompanied by six of his fellow teammates.

If the attacking midfielder was to part ways for the Rams, then he’d be the second Robin to make the switch in the last five years after Luke Thomas signed for Derby from Cheltenham in 2016 after also making just one senior appearance.

Should Miles make the move, he shall likely join up with either the Rams’ U18s or U23s set-up, though as we know by now if Wayne Rooney thinks you are good enough then he also thinks you are old enough for first team opportunities.

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