Top 50 Players of the EFL – 45th: Ollie Watkins (Exeter City)
Exeter City’s Ollie Watkins has been voted by you as the 45th best player in the EFL.
Over the last month, we have been gathering votes from you to find the best managers and players in the EFL. And after counting the votes, we have discovered you think that Watkins is the 45th best player in the Football League.
Ollie Watkins is really making a name for himself in the Football League, and deservedly finds himself on our list of top 50 players in the EFL. The Exeter City star was voted as the EFL young player of the year this season, and it was very much deserved. In 45 Sky Bet League Two games, he scored 13 goals and assisted 10 for his Exeter team mates. His performances this season have attracted attention from a number of Sky Bet Championship clubs, including Leeds United. The 21-year-old is extremely versatile, and can play in a number of different positions across the front line. He’s expected to move on to bigger and better things next season, even if Exeter City do earn promotion to League One, via the League Two Play-Offs.
Watkins is a product of the Exeter City youth academy. He made his first team debut in 2014, before making a loan move to Weston-Super-Mare. He has been a presence in the first team ever since. He’s amassed 66 appearances for Exeter, and at the tender age of 21, has a huge career ahead of him. But this summer, he will most likely be forced to decide whether his future will be at Exeter or elsewhere.