By Ryan Darby

8th Jan, 2021 | 12:15pm

'Leeds will have to watch out' - Lawrenson predicts result of FA Cup clash v Crawley

BBC Sport pundit Mark Lawrenson has picked out Crawley Town striker Max Watters as a player that Leeds United will need to stop during their FA Cup clash.

Writing in his FA Cup predictions on the BBC Sport website, Lawro earmarked the in-form striker as a player with the potential to hurt Leeds when the two sides meet on Sunday.

However, despite highlighting Watters’ threat, Lawro believes that the Whites will have enough to progress into the next round by winning 2-0

He said: “Leeds will have to watch out for prolific Crawley striker Max Watters, but they have enough goal power of their own to get through that tie.”

The home side come into the game in good form, having not lost a game in their last five, with John Yems side sitting sixth in League Two.

Lawro right to highlight Watters threat

Watters is a player who has found himself in the headlines in recent months following his run of spectacular form in League Two.

With 13 league goals to his name, only Danny Johnson and Paul Mullin have scored more throughout the entire division this season.

His form in front of goal has led to comparisons to Arsenal legend Ian Wright, with numerous teams reportedly keeping a close eye on Watters.

The Athletic reported recently that not only is there interest in Watters from clubs in England, but teams from Germany, Belgium and France are also watching him closely.

The report adds that any deal for the striker could see Crawley fetch up to £2million, which speaks volumes about the player’s quality as he prepares to face off against Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds.

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