It’s fair to say that Ollie Watkins has had a season to remember with Brentford this term, as they remain in contention for a top-six finish in the Championship.
The 24-year-old has hit 22 goals for Thomas Frank’s side in all competitions this season, and the Griffin Park faithful will be hoping to see more of the same from the forward heading towards the conclusion of this year’s campaign.
Brentford are currently sat fourth in the second tier standings, and will be a real threat to the teams around them if they’re to finish inside the play-off places this term.
Speaking in a Q&A session on his official Instagram page, Watkins revealed that the toughest player he’s played against in his career is Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Barry Bannan.
It’s been a frustrating season for Bannan with Sheffield Wednesday, with the Owls struggling to find a positive run of results in the Championship since the turn of the New Year.
Garry Monk’s side are currently sat 15th in the Championship table, and it’s clear to see why some of the club’s supporters have been been voicing their frustrations after their dismal run of form.
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Bannan is a player that is excellent on the ball, and can unlock opposition defences with relative ease at times, and he’ll be hoping to play his part for Sheffield Wednesday as they look to turn around their dismal run of form since the New Year.
Watkins has been equally impressive this season though, and will be heavily relied on to fire Brentford into the Premier League this term.
If the Bees don’t win promotion this season, then I have my doubts as to whether Watkins will be playing his football for them next season, as his strong showings in front of goal won’t have gone unnoticed.