The teenager, who hails from Ingleby Barwick, was almost 100 days younger than the previous, Thomas Murray, who made his debut back in 1905.

Names from the more recent past to have been among the youngster players ever to feature for the club include Luke Williams, now at Scunthorpe and England youth international captain Bryn Morris, who made his debut under Aitor Karanka.

Andy Campbell is the only 16-yaer-old to feature for the club in a Premier League fixture after he debuted during the 1995/96 season.

Youngest players

Nathan Wood - 16 years 75 days v Notts County (H) Aug 14 2018

Thomas Murray – 16 years 162 days v Sheff Wed (A) Sept 15 1905

Luke Williams – 16 years 200 days v Barnsley (A) Dec 28 2009

Stephen Bell – 16 years 323 days v Southampton (H) Jan 30 1982

Sam Lawrie – 16 years 323 days v Arsenal (H) Nov 3 1951

Andy Campbell – 16 years 352 days v Sheff Wed (H) April 5 1996

Bryn Morris – 17 years 8 days v Sheff Wed (A) May 4 2013

Craig Johnston – 17 years 51 days v Everton (H) January 28 1978

Tuesday’s Carabao Cup tie also saw debuts for Andy Lonergan, Harry Chapman, Enes Mahmutovic, Nathan McGinley, Djed Spence, and Stephen Walker while Paddy McNair made his full debut for the club.