Boss Billy Reid has tipped Jordan Kirkpatrick to be the next young star to emerge at Hamilton.
James McArthur became the latest product of the youth system to leave for pastures new in the summer when he made a big money move to Premier League side Wigan.
The midfielder followed in the footsteps of James McCarthy and Brian Easton who had previously earned moves to Wigan and Burnley respectively.
Reid, who once again had to spend the summer refurbishing his squad, is looking for 18-year-old Kirkpatrick to come to the fore this season.
Ahead of the trip to Aberdeen for the Clydesdale Bank opener, Reid told Press Association Sport: "Jordan Kirkpatrick is one to keep your eye on. He can still play for the Under-19s but he came in last season and played a few games and impressed.
"He has to get past Dougie Imrie and the Paixao twins but he has been sensational in pre-season so look out for him."