3 Young Forwards Flourishing In League One

We are now around a quarter of the way through the 2013-14 League One campaign.  With that being the case, it feels appropriate to take a look at some of this season’s standout performers:

Nahki Wells

Barely reaching double figures in his debut year at Valley Parade, Bermudan international Wells has been on fire for the Bantams during the last 12 months.  As Bradford famously battled through to the final of the Capital One Cup, the forward found the net an incredible 26 times in 54 games in all competitions.  Now 23 years old and arguably in the prime of his career, Wells has continued his outstanding form into this season.  With the player currently on nine goals in just 10 matches in all competitions, Phil Parkinson will hope to have his side’s star man recovered from an ankle ligament injury and ready for selection again as soon as possible.

Patrick Bamford

Chelsea youngster Bamford first joined MK Dons on loan in November 2012, with the fact that the agreement has since been extended twice a clear sign of how successful his time with Karl Robinson’s side has been.  The 20-year-old has scored 13 goals in 25 League One games so far, leaving him with a ratio of better than a goal every other game.  Having previously represented England’s under-19 side, Bamford will hope that his progress at Stadium MK does not go unnoticed by FA officials.

Callum Wilson

With 10 goals in just 13 appearances so far this season, 21-year-old Wilson is really beginning to make a name for himself at his hometown club.  In what are some dark times for Coventry City, where they find themselves competing in the third division of English football and playing their home games in Northampton, the form of the young striker has given fans hope.  Despite an opening day defeat, the Sky Blues overcame a 10-point deduction fairly quickly, managing to acquire a positive total by early September.  An important win over Sheffield United sees Coventry move clear of the relegation zone, but Wilson will need to continue to find the net to alleviate the club’s worries.