Position : Forward
The 18-year-old striker or winger joined just before the start of our inaugural EVO-STIK League campaign, on loan from League One side Accrington Stanley for whom he made three first-team league and cup apoearances, all as a sub, as the Lancastrians won promotion in 2017-18.
He has close family ties to the Linnets as father Liam was formerly a player with (and manager of) our predecessor club Runcorn AFC/Runcorn FC Halton.
Niall, like his dad, possesses an excellent turn of speed and has a real eye for goal, being top scorer for Accrington's Youth team, after being unearthed while playing in Sunday League football.
His first-team debut for Stanley came, aged 17, last September in a home Football League Trophy home victory over Middlesbrough U21s.
Niall's League debut followed with a 76th-minute introduction at Exeter City in November.
He also appeared for the first team at Grimsby Town, just before New Year, and earned a first professional contract, signed this summer.
Niall had a loan spell in the EVO-STIK's Premier Division last season.
He made four appearances for Marine, another club which dad Liam, now managing Southport, served during his playing career.
Runcorn Linnets would like to thank Tracy & Mark who has kindly sponsored Niall Watson.
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