The Class of 2007/08 – A look at seven academy players who broke through a decade ago


Phil Watt


Phil Watt made his debut on the opening day of the 2007/08 season. After a tough summer digesting yet another play-off defeat, hopes were high when Shrewsbury were our early-season visitors. Those hopes were ill-founded.

Watt had been named as ‘one to watch’ in a national football magazine, but he had ‘one to forget’ as we were hammered 4-0.  He only played once more for the Imps, coming on as a sub for the injured Adie Moses as we went down 3-1 in the FA Cup to Forest at the City Ground.

He’s since done the rounds on the local non-league scene and I last saw him play a commanding role for Lincoln United in 2017/18.

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  1. The amount of flack various managers got for not using more youth feels vindicated. None of these have gone up a level. Was Kern Miller through the youth? I remember Sutton getting pelters for letting him go to Barnsely.

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