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() Ollie Watkins makes Derby rueful after striking twice in Brentford victory Ollie Watkins masterminded Brentford's 3-0 win over Derby at Griffin Park The 23-year-old scored two and assisted one to take goal tally to four this season Watkins is being converted to a striker after the departure of Neal Maupay 

By Nathan Salt For The Daily Mail

Published: 22:34 BST, 1 September 2019 | Updated: 23:43 BST, 1 September 2019

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Ollie Watkins was reflecting on his two-goal, one assist, man-of-the-match performance when boss Thomas Frank gatecrashed the interview to give his own assessment of the 23-year-old.

'He should have a ball under his arm! Four goals this season all in the 18-yard box is a proper striker, no?' Frank said.

Few of the Bees supporters who left Griffin Park after this demolition of Derby would have known Watkins almost joined the Rams, rather than Brentford, two years ago.  

Ollie Watkins played a starring role for Brentford in win over Derby with two goals and an assist

Ollie Watkins played a starring role for Brentford in win over Derby with two goals and an assist

‘I came really close in the January window when

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