EPL: 5 Players Coming Up from the Lower Leagues Who Could Make a Big Impact

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EPL: 5 Players Coming Up from the Lower Leagues Who Could Make a Big Impact
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This week I thought I'd focus on five young players who spent last season making a name for themselves in the lower leagues of English football and are now preparing for Premier League life, either as a result of a recent transfer or having been part of teams who earned promotion last season.

English football has always had the strongest lower leagues of all the major European leagues. The Championship has higher average weekly gates than the mighty Serie A and is awash with players who deserve a chance to ply their trade in the highest league.

Blackpool proved last season that a group of Championship players can do themselves proud in the Premier League. There is a long list of players in the Championship, and indeed in League One, that I believe could make the grade at the highest level, and the five players I'm about to list are just the tip of a talent-rich iceberg.

It is my belief that a lot of English clubs would be better served spending their time and money scouting for players in the lower leagues rather than spending it on the numerous second-rate foreign players that pad out the squads of many top tier teams.

I hope you enjoy the article, and as always, feel free to comment.

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