Fordey's top five Championship talents
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We've asked Millwall's Republic of Ireland international
David Forde to do a spot of scouting for Men United. We asked David
to look out for men of substance, determination and
strength. The type of people we would want to sign
for Men United.
Here are the players Fordey's faced that he ranks as the best in
Jordan Rhodes - Blackburn Rovers
Rhodes is probably one of the most natural finishers in
the country, let alone the Championship. He has scored goals
wherever he's been, and it was probably a surprise to many that
Ipswich let him go for a relatively small fee when he was a
youngster there. At Huddersfield he went from strength to strength
and helped them get into the Championship, and despite having the
pressure of playing with a big-money tag over him, he continues to
score almost every week for Blackburn.
Aaron Cresswell - Ipswich Town
Cresswell has set up more goals than anybody else in the
Championship so far this season, which is great going for a
left-back. You could say that Ipswich took a gamble on him when
they signed him from Tranmere, but what a buy he has turned out to
be. At 24 Cresswell still has room for improvement, but he's
already great going forward and I'm sure Mick McCarthy has made him
work on the defensive side of his game. It wouldn't surprise me to
see a Premier League move soon.
Anthony Knockaert - Leicester City
We've come up against Knockaert twice this season and he
was probably the best player on the park in both games. It took
some great work from their scouting team to find a player of his
ability and bring him to the club from France. He can play on
either flank and behind the striker, is quick, can score goals and
has a brilliant left foot. Leicester have got some really good
players so it's no surprise to see them top of the League, but
Knockaert is probably the best of the lot.
Danny Ings - Burnley
It's hard to believe that Ings is still only 21 because
it seems as if he has been around for a long time. He started his
career well at Bournemouth but was unlucky with a few injuries when
he signed for Burnley. But this season, under Sean Dyche, he's
become one of the best strikers in the League. Burnley's challenge
is trying to hold on to him long-term because he's bound to be
linked with Premier League clubs if he keeps scoring as many goals
as he is at the moment.
Craig Bryson - Derby County
I was really impressed with Bryson when Derby came to The
Den earlier in the season. They beat us 5-1, and Bryson got a
hat-trick, all of which were brilliant strikes. He's added goals to
his game this year and has really improved as a midfielder under
Nigel Clough and now Steve McClaren. At 27, he's probably
approaching his prime, so it will be great for Derby if they can
keep hold of him for a few more years. For me, he's probably been
the best midfielder in the League this season.
David has chosen his five top talents from the
Championship. Do you agree? Let us know in the comments section
You can also read Charlton skipper, Johnnie Jackson's
Championship Five here too.
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