Max Sheaf is a young midfielder whose decision to leave home and move north appears to be bearing fruit.
Sheaf was on Arsenal’s books before joining Hull City at the age of 16 and has since followed the pathway of a number of youngsters in finding his way towards first team football at the KCOM Stadium.
Having honed his skills with the U18s and U23s, Sheaf was an unused substitute with the senior team for a Carabao Cup win against Sheffield United in August 2018 and it was in the next round of that competition that he was given a first taste of senior action when coming off the bench for the final 20 minutes against Derby County.
He continued to be in and around the squad and was an unused substitute for a number of Championship fixtures, although it was again the cup competitions that provided Sheaf with a chance to impress when taking to the field in the closing stages of the Tigers’ FA Cup defeat at Millwall in January 2019.
Sheaf’s first league appearance came on the final day of the 2018/19 season against Bristol City, again as a substitute, and the teenager has joined League Two side Cheltenham Town on loan for the first half of the 2019/20 season.