That first-team call-up came on the strength of a series of impressive displays for the club’s U23s side and led to an improved contract offer in the summer of 2018.

The goalscoring midfield player has progressed through the ranks at the club following a decade with the Academy and completed his two-year scholarship having netted 18 goals in 57 games for the youth team.

Highly-capable of a devilish set-piece delivery, Phillips has made his mark with his skillful play in and around the opposition penalty area and his eye for a defense-splitting pass, as well as that goalscoring prowess. The club took up the option of a further year on his contract in the summer of 2019.