Charlton youngster Callum Harriott has surprised himself by breaking into the first team this season.
The 17-year-old winger was handed his chance by manager Chris Powell towards the end of the season and impressed in his three appearances.
"His achievements in his first season in full-time football have been beyond his expectations, he knows that," Addicks Academy boss Steve Avory told the club website.
"Like lots of players, they set themselves targets and realistic goals and I know he wanted to be playing reserve-team football, and he achieved that.
"He has scored goals and looked confident when playing at reserve-team level from early on in the season.
"People have taken notice of that and the circumstances have been such that he has been given an opportunity by Chris Powell, and I think he has been deserving of that opportunity."