The emergence of Dwight McNeil over the past 12 months has placed a renewed focus on the Clarets Academy as Burnley supporters wait for the next player to breakthrough.
McNeil took his chance last December with the first team and has not looked back, becoming a key player in Sean Dyche's side.
The likes of Ali Koiki and Josh Benson have threatened to be the next ones off the Clarets conveyor belt but below the Under-23s, who have lost just once in all competitions during a stellar start to the campaign, is a promising crop in Tony Philliskirk's Under-18 set-up.
The youngsters cantered past Curzon Ashton 5-0 in the FA Youth Cup on Tuesday night to book a place in round four and a trip to Mansfield.
There were plenty of encouraging performers in claret and blue but the two wide players - Chris Conn-Clarke and Rhys Fenlon - caught the eye.
Both were on target and they displayed the characteristics with which McNeil has so thrilled Burnley fans.
The duo are direct, skillful and hardworking with much of Burnley's attacking intent coming via the flanks.
Fenlon began the game with a couple of forays forward to help put the visitors on the front foot and he opened the scoring from the spot.
On the other flank Conn-Clarke, a Northern Ireland youth international, netted his ninth of the season with a cross which dropped into the far corner and, in the second half in particular, was at the heart of almost every Clarets chance.
The front pair of Richardson and Joe McGlynn may hog headlines but the wide pair proved that there are more who can follow in McNeil's footsteps.
Of course the pair are both young and raw, with further development to come, and that can excite and serve as a warning that plenty can change in a player's growth from promising teenager to potential first team player.
But on the evidence of the win over Curzon Ashton the pair have the ability and mindset to make a lasting impression at Turf Moor.
Conn-Clarke, who has nine goals this term, has already featured for the Under-23s and is a Northern Ireland youth international while Fenlon, who turned 18 last month, is a keen Thai boxer and has three British Championship belts to his name.
He was certainly up for the fight in midweek and the pair were praised by coach Phhilliskirk after the game,
"All season the two wide players have been really positive, scoring goals, creating goals, creating chances," said the Under-18 chief.
"But also out of possession in the defensive side of the game where they have been working ever so hard."