Championship hot-shot striker reveals future plans amid Sheffield United interest

Sheffield United have confounded most pre-season expectations in the Premier League this season, sitting eighth in the table a fortnight before Christmas.

By Danny Hall
Wednesday, 11th December 2019, 12:27 pm

But Chris Wilder is not a man to rest on his laurels, and has half an eye on the January transfer window already as he targets additions to give his side some extra impetus.

One man who features on his wishlist is Ollie Watkins, the Brentford striker who has thrived this season after Neal Maupay’s move to Brighton.

Watkins has scored 12 times already this season for the Bees after signing a new long-term deal in the summer.

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And, speaking on Sky Sports’ EFL podcast, he admitted: “To be honest, I’m really happy here.

"I think this is the best chance, this year, out of any year that we’ve had, of doing something really special.

"As you can see, we don’t concede many goals and as of late we’ve been scoring a lot.

"So I’m really happy. I’m enjoying it. I’m scoring. Even if I don’t score I’m happy for whoever else scores. There’s a good team connection here. So I’m loving it."

Brentford's Ollie Watkins (left) and Swansea City's Connor Roberts battle for the ball: Steven Paston/PA Wire.

“There’s a perception of Brentford as a little club, maybe because of the ground and coming up from League One,” Watkins added. “But the new stadium gives it that next level feeling, and I feel like that’s what we needed.”