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Morrison tips bright future for Watkins

During an interview on Sky Sports News, Clinton Morrison pinpointed his former Exeter City teammate Ollie Watkins for a bright future in the game.

Morrison, who featured for Exeter between 2014-16 said that he expected the talked about League Two star to eventually make a career in the Premier League.

When asked if there was a player from a former club he would tip for a Premier League career, Morrison replied:

“There’s a young lad when I was at Exeter who is doing well: Ollie Watkins,” he said.

“The young lad has got great potential. He’s their top-scorer and there’s a lot of teams watching him.

“We used to only have two or three scouts at every one game. Then, suddenly, this young lad started scoring at there’d suddenly be 20 scouts at a game. Some from Arsenal and Man United.

Therefore, I do believe this kid is one to look out for. He has got great potential and eventually, one day, I think he’ll eventually reach the Premier League.”

Watkins, 21, who has been on the first-team scene at The Grecians since 2014, has been nominated for Decembers player of the month award for December, having scored five goals in four games during that period.

Having scored his first senior goal for the club in a (at the time) Johnstone’s Paint Trophy tie against Coventry in October 2014, he began a loan spell with Weston-Super-Mare.

From there, he never looked back and has quickly become one of the most talked about players in the lower leagues.

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