Toby Edser says it has been a great experience being in America at the first-team training camp and he wants to keep on learning and developing.
The 18-year-old has enjoyed his time in Florida and is keen to continue learning from experienced players in his position such as Chris Cohen and David Vaughan.
He said: "It is great; we have been doing lots of hard work in the last week or so but I am really enjoying it. It is tough conditions but the lads are pulling each other through and we are getting the results that the coaching staff want. We are getting fitter and stronger every day.
"It is a great experience for myself to be able to learn from them every day and pick up things that they are doing out on the pitch. You want to repeat the things they do as they have already had great careers and are still playing and you want to learn from them.
"There is also lots to learn from the other younger players as they have made the step up recently and you want to be doing that as well."
Edser, who often captained the Under 23s last season, is keen to follow in the footsteps of the likes of Joe Worrall and Ben Brereton and make the step up into the first team.
He said: "That is the aim for every academy player. There is no rush but I want to be there as quickly as I can. I will just keep working hard, doing the same things on and off the pitch and wait for my chance and hopefully take it.
"People like Joe and Ben are inspirational as you are sat next to them in the changing room one moment then they are walking out at The City Ground in front of thousands of people. It is nice for them but it makes you want a taste of it."