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Mallik Wilks vs. Josh Maja: Which teenage starlet will shine tonight?

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Mallik Wilks vs. Josh Maja: Which teenage starlet will shine tonight?

There are plenty of similarities between Josh Maja and Mallik Wilks.

Firstly, they were both born in December 1998. But more importantly, they are both scoring goals for fun in League One this season.

Tonight, they clash heads in a League One tie between high-flying pair Doncaster Rovers and Sunderland.

Sunderland sit in third place on 26 points while Doncaster trail by one point as they rest in sixth place.

But all eyes will be on Wilks and Maja tonight when these two teams meet.

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Maja has nine league goals to his name this season. This makes the 19-year-old the joint top scorer in the division alongside three others.

 

He will be eager to move ahead of the pack in the race for the golden boot, provided he shrugs off a minor ankle knock.

But not far behind Maja in terms of goals is Wilks, who is catching the eye on loan at Doncaster.

The Leeds United striker has scored four goals, and picked up three assists in the league, as well as grabbing an EFL Cup goal too.

Both talented teenagers know exactly where the goal is and they are two of the country’s top young striker prospects.

But who will outshine the other in tonight’s League One clash? It will be interesting to see how they get on.

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NCTJ-qualified sports journalist with a passion for playing and writing about football.

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