Date of birth
23 September 1993
Place of birth
Centre-back Kieran Kennedy has spent the past decade at the Academy after originally joining at under-6 level.
The 18-year-old began his career at Urmston Town and rates his best goal scored as one against neighbours Manchester United a couple of seasons back, a 20-yard stunner.
Kieran enjoyed his first England Under-19 call-up in January 2011, and has since made seven appearances for his country.
Kennedy had an injury hit 2012/13 season but will be hoping to kick on against in 2013/14.