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5 Best Lower League Wonderkids in FM23

By callum | January 8, 2023 | 51 Views

FM23 Lower League Wonderkids You Must Sign!

No matter which team you’re managing in FM23, I’m sure you want to sign wonderkids. We’ve put a list together of the 5 best lower league wonderkids FM23 has to offer! These players all start your FM23 save at a club in Sky Bet League One or lower.

The lower league wonderkids on this list are ranked by value for money. These players are bargains for the potential ability they have! Signing these players when managing a lower league side will definitely help you get promotion. However, if you want to sign Non League wonderkids, this article might be more suitable for you.

If you’re looking for more FM23 wonderkids, make sure to check out our article on the best left back wonderkids.

What is a Lower League Wonderkid in FM23?

The wonderkids on this list are no older than 21 at the start of your FM23 save. They also play for a team in the English 3rd tier or below. Please also note that potential ability is dynamic in FM23. This means that lower league wonderkids in our save may develop better or worse in your own save.

Now let’s get into the list of the best lower league wonderkids FM23 has to offer!

5. Zac Williams – Cheap FM23 Lower League Wonderkid

Zac Williams in FM23

First on our list of the best lower league wonderkids in FM23 is defender Zac Williams. He’s 18 years old and plays for Crewe in League Two.

Williams has a fantastic set of mental attributes for his age, including 14 leadership, 14 concentration, and 13 anticipation. He also has the ability to play left back.

If you want to sign Williams in the first season of your FM23 save, he’ll cost you 300k. He definitely has the ability to play in League One, or even be a backup option in the Championship.


Zac Williams in 2032

Zac Williams in 2032

In our FM23 simulation after 10 seasons, Zac Williams is playing for Sunderland in the Premier League! He’s also made 10 appearances for Wales, which is impressive considering he starts off with Crewe in League Two.

This lower league wonderkids’ physical attributes have significantly improved. With his stamina increasing from 10 to 14, and  jumping reach from 8 to 13.

4. Ethan Brierley

Ethan Brierley in Football Manager 2023

This lower league wonderkid in FM23 has some great raw attributes, including 13 passing, 12 technique, and 13 vision. Ethan Brierley plays for Rochdale in Sky Bet League Two, but like Williams he could also play in League One.

He’s available in for £200k in the first season of your FM23 save, which could turn out to be a great bargain!

Ethan Brierley in 2032

Ethan Brierley in 2032

After 10 seasons, Ethan Brierley is playing for Peterborough in the Championship! If you manage to sign him for 200k, it’s definitely a great deal.

In his prime, Brierley’s mental attributes are much better. His decisions have improved from 10 to 13, and his anticipation from 9 to 12.

If you’re managing a lower league team in FM23, make sure to try and sign this wonderkid.

3. Max Bird – Expensive FM23 Lower League Wonderkid?

Max Bird in FM23

Next on our list of the best lower league wonderkids FM23 has to offer is Max Bird. This 21 year old midfielder plays for Derby County, and has some brilliant defensive attributes for a 3rd division player, such as 13 tackling, anticipation, and making.

Bird is a lot more expensive than the other wonderkids on this list so far, costing almost £7 million! But for that price you’re already getting a player that would be good for most Championship teams, with the potential to get even better.

Max Bird in 2032

Max Bird in 2032

In 2032, Max Bird has some world class mental attributes! He has 18 concentration, 16 anticipation, and 17 leadership. His mental attributes lone meant Bird couldn’t be left out of this list. He is an excellent lower league wonderkid in FM23.

2. Kwame Poku

Kwame Poku in FM23

Kwame Poku is an exciting wonderkid right winger that plays for Peterborough in League One. He is technically sound, with 14 dribbling, 12 technique, and 13 first touch.

Poku is available to sign for roughly £4 million in your first FM23 season. However, if you want to sign him you’ll have to move fast, as he’s wanted by Premier League sides!

Kwame Poku in 2032

Kwame Poku in 2032

Poku’s mental attributes are what stand out in his prime, including 16 composure, 14 decisions, and 15 off the ball movement. In our save, he consistently returned over 15 goals and assists each season. He’s a brilliant lower league wonderkid in FM23.

Ronnie Edwards – The Best Lower League Wonderkid in FM23!

Ronnie Edwards - the best lower league wonderkid in FM23

Ronnie Edwards is definitely the best lower league wonderkid FM23 has to offer! He has extremely well-rounded technical, mental, and physical attributes in FM23. Edwards is one of the best players in League One, and would be a standout player for most Championship teams.

If you want to sign the best lower league wonderkid in FM23, you’ll have to fend off lots of Premier League suitors, and pay just over £3 million. This is one of the best lower league wonderkids in FM23 and you should do anything you can to sign him in your save. Especially if you’re managing a team in the Championship, as Edwards has the potential ability to grow into a Premier League quality centre back.

Ronnie Edwards in 2032

Ronnie Edwards in 2032

You can see why Edwards is at the top of our list of the best lower league wonderkids in FM23. He now plays for Manchester United and is wanted by PSG and Barcelona!

Lots of Edward’s attributes have vastly developed. The standout improvement includes his positioning and anticipation going up from from 13 to 16.

Final Thoughts on the Best Lower League Wonderkids in FM23

It’s clear to see there’s some amazing value and wonderkids in the lower leagues in FM23. Ronnie Edwards is definitely the best pick of the lower league wonderkids in FM23, but players such as Zac Williams are also brilliant value for money.

Make sure to check out our article on the best wonderkid strikers in FM23 here.

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