HARRY Brockbank can legally adopt a child, rent a car, drive a truck or get a pilot’s licence but turning 21 ain’t what it used to be.

The Wanderers defender officially turned of age today with 11 first team appearances to his name – a total many at the club feel will swell significantly in years to come.

Brockbank signed with Bolton at the age of nine and worked his way right through the youth set-up to make his debut for the club against Aston Villa in April this year.

This season a slew of academy products have followed suit, bringing the total to 50 players who have come through the system to play first team football for Wanderers since the Eddie Davies Academy was officially opened a decade ago.

Brockbank has already captained the club but where does he stand at his 21st birthday alongside other homegrown products who have made their way through Bolton’s youth ranks?

Nat Lofthouse – It’s August 27, 1946, and Lofthouse had already lifted the War Cup with Wanderers when they beat Chelsea 2-1 at Stamford Bridge.

A year later and the Bolton team headed to West London once again – with Lofthouse scoring twice four days after he turned 21 in a 4-3 defeat.

He had made a debut in March 1941 against Bury in a Football League North game... The rest, as they say, is history.

Zach Clough – It’s March 8, 2016, and Clough has just walked off the pitch after a 2-2 draw with Ipswich Town. Wanderers had fallen 2-0 behind before Lawrie Wilson dragged his side back into it and Stephen Dobbie levelled with an injury time penalty.

Clough had made 32 appearances to that stage, having scored on his debut the previous season against Wigan Athletic in the FA Cup.

Freddie Hill – It’s January 17, 1961, and Hill is in the middle of the most prolific season of his playing career. A future full international, he would go on to score 14 goals in Division One and had already been selected for England’s Under-23s.

To that point he had made 124 appearances and scored 29 goals in total for the club.

Kevin Nolan – It’s June 23, 2003, and the young Bolton midfielder is probably still celebrating after Wanderers stayed up on the last day of the season against Middlesbrough.

Nolan already had 114 appearances under his belt in all competitions and became the club’s captain on promotion to the Premier League two years earlier.

Sam Allardyce – It’s October 19, 1975, and Allardyce has just scored in a 2-1 victory at Burnden Park against Notts County, a club he would go on to manage.

The defender had made 38 first team appearances to that stage in his Bolton career after replacing Don McAllister in Ian Greaves’ back line.

Francis Lee – It’s April 24, 1965, and Lee played up front for Bill Ridding’s Wanderers in a 0-0 draw against Leyton Orient in the old Division Two. By that stage he had played 112 senior games for Bolton and scored 44 goals.

Lee had made his debut as a 16-year-old amateur in November 1960, partnering Nat Lofthouse in attack against Manchester City – the club he would eventually sign for seven years later.

Alan Stubbs – It’s October 6, 1992, and the Liverpudlian had been switched from midfield to the back four by new Burnden boss Bruce Rioch.

Stubbs had 84 league games to his name by that stage and four goals, including a couple in the League Cup that season against Wimbledon and Port Vale.

Tommy Banks – It’s November 10, 1950, and Tommy Banks had yet to become a first team regular at Burnden Park. Walter Rowley left the club the previous month because of ill health and former Manchester United forward Bill Ridding had been installed as manager.

Banks played eight games before his 21st birthday, making three appearances that season, including a 7-1 humbling against Tottenham.

Malcolm Barrass – It’s December 13, 1945, and the country is still coming to terms with the end of the war. Blackpool-born Barrass – who had turned professional just a year earlier - played in a 2-2 draw against Stoke City at Burnden Park, scoring in the return game a week later.

The same opposition would visit Bolton the following March for an FA Cup quarter final. Thirty-three people would lose their lives on the Embankment side of the ground in what would be British football’s worst disaster for a quarter of a century.

Steve Thompson – It’s November 2, 1985, and Thompson scored the only goal of the game for Wanderers against Bournemouth at Burnden in front of 3,800 people.

Thompson had played 107 first team games prior to that day, having made his debut under John McGovern two seasons earlier.

Josh Vela – It’s December 13, 2014, and Josh Vela has just replaced his good mate David Wheater in a 0-0 draw against Ipswich Town at the Macron Stadium.

The midfielder had made 18 first team appearances at that point, not including a loan spell at Notts County. He filled in as a right-back under Neil Lennon and won The Bolton News’ player of the year award for his versatility that season.