3 Youngsters To Watch-out From The Lower Leagues

Of course there is a huge amount of promising prospects in the lower leagues and I could pick them out all day but I have just selected three here who have caught my eye recently.

 Sam Byram (Leeds United) 

Being a Leeds United fan myself I do not want to come across biased but having watched 19 year old right-back Sam Byram on numerous occasions this season you really can tell that he has a massive future ahead of him. Having already being linked with Manchester City and Everton, the young the full back is keeping his feet on the ground and staying loyal to his club as he has come through the academy at Leeds.

This season I have seen him deal with some of the best wingers in the country including Matt Jarvis, Wilfried Zaha and in the FA Cup even Gareth Bale which shows the talent of this youngster. He simply goes about his business quietly and calmly and he is mainly known for his tremendous ability to get forward and join in with the attack but as I just mentioned he can obviously defend too.

 Nathaniel Chalobah
Nathaniel Chalobah

 Nathaniel Chalobah (Watford) 

Many of you may have only just recently heard of this young man from his absolute showstopper of a goal against Leicester a few weeks ago. However if you are an avid watcher of the Championship then you will know that Nathaniel Chalobah can really play. He is only at Watford on loan as his parent club is Chelsea; therefore if he keeps putting in these solid performances then he is doing his future at the current champions of Europe no harm. He has been at Chelsea since 2005 coming through the academy which shows the talent this boy has. At the young age of 18 he is bossing the midfield for the Hornets and is dealing with the Championship immensely. He can play either in defence or midfield as he has a great versatility but at the moment he is playing in the central defensive midfield role. If ever you watch him you will see outstanding work-rate across the whole pitch as he is heavily involved with breaking up the play and defending but you also see him joining in with the attack and stringing passes together.

Max Clayton
Max Clayton

 Max Clayton (Crewe Alexandra) 

Delving deeper into the Football League and into League 1 is Max Clayton for Crewe Alexandra who are known for producing terrific talents such as Danny Murphy, Robbie Savage and more recently Nick Powell and I feel they have found a natural born striker in 18 year old Max Clayton. Some have said he has the look of a one Michael Owen in his day which is one of the best comparisons a striker can be given, especially at that age. He has already managed to receive a league 1 player of the month award also. His manager Steve Davis has massive hopes for this youngster and has said he will be even better than Powell, now at Manchester United.

Written by Dinesh V

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