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Watkins: Benrahma capable of scoring 20+ goals

Ollie Watkins believes his Brentford team-mate Said Benrahma can establish himself as a goalscorer as well as a creative player.

Watkins and Benrahma have been part of the Bees’ ‘BMW’ attacking trio, which also includes Bryan Mbeumo.

Watkins took his goal tally for the season to 25 when he scored the winner against Preston on Wednesday.

Benrahma, who is reportedly a target for Chelsea, has been in excellent goalscoring form himself recently.

And that has come as no surprise to Watkins, who believes the Algerian is capable of getting more goals.

Watkins told West London Sport: “Said’s unbelievable. Since we’ve been back he’s scored a lot of goals and I’m not surprised.

“I was surprised when he didn’t score, because I feel like he’s capable of scoring 20+ goals in this league.

“He’s an unbelievable talent and I’m glad he’s doing it (scoring regularly) now.”

Watkins and Benrahma have been too hot for Championship defenders to handle, leaving the Bees in with a chance of automatic promotion with just two games of the regular season left.

But Watkins insisted: “I still feel like there’s more for us to give.

“I say to Said a lot of the time that I still feel we can do more. We can still create more and score more.”

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