Brentford kept the pressure on Leeds United and West Bromwich Albion on Wednesday evening as they produced a 1-0 win over Preston thanks to Ollie Watkins’ first-half goal – and Leeds fans have discussed signing the striker.
Watkins, 24, has been in sensational form for an excellent Brentford side this season – sitting at the top of the Championship goalscoring charts with 25 league goals in 44 appearances for Thomas Frank’s side.
He took his tally to 25 after just four minutes. He latched on to a chipped through ball from Emiliano Marcondes, before having the confidence to hit a half-volley first time past the helpless Declan Rudd.
Preston had chances to find the back of the net themselves, with David Raya producing an excellent save to keep out Darnell Fisher’s free-kick. But other than that, Brentford were mostly comfortable.
They narrowed the gap between themselves and Leeds United to just three points, with Marcelo Bielsa’s side playing on Thursday night – as the Whites host struggling Yorkshire rivals Barnsley at Elland Road.
The Sun claimed in March that West Ham were looking at Watkins, while Sky Sports claim the striker is rated at a modest £20million. Leeds fans discussed luring Watkins to Elland Road, if the Whites are promoted.
7 wins from 7 is staggering from Brentford at this stage of the season, can even grind results if needed. We cant give them an inch, must win again tomorrow. Like us to sign Watkins next season #lufc #mot
— Mike Whorley (@mikewhorley) July 15, 2020
#lufc Watkins would be superb for us
— Pablo Mago Man (@PabloMagoMan1) July 15, 2020
Watkins as got some composure. the kids quality
— scotty782lufc (@scotty782lufc) July 15, 2020
If Brentford don't go up this season then we should definitely look at signing Ollie Watkins from them! #lufc
— Keith Tracy (@KeithT3103) July 15, 2020
We’d have won promotion about 5 games ago if we had Watkins
— LUFC?? (@joshuamoody7) July 15, 2020
Ollie Watkins wow if this guy played for Leeds he would be on 40 goals with amount of chances Leeds get
— Harvey Willo (@HarveyWillo3) July 15, 2020