In the latest Watford news, boss Javi Gracia has revealed that captain Troy Deeney should be fit to face Tottenham in the Premier League on Monday.
The Hornets skipper left Vicarage Road in a protective boot after picking up an injury during last weekend’s goalless draw with Crystal Palace, with initial reports suggesting the forward’s season could be over.
However, Gracia has now revealed the 29-year-old, who remains a pivotal figure for Watford despite only netting five goals in the Premier League to date this term, should be fit for Monday’s trip to Wembley to take on Champions League-chasing Spurs.
“Troy had a problem in the last game in his ankle,” Gracia told his pre-match press conference. “Today has been the first day he has trained with the team and he will be in the best condition I think for the next game.”
Watford will certainly need all the help they can get against Spurs, as they have failed to win any of their last 12 meetings with the North Londoners.
The Hornets also have an abysmal away record in the Premier League of late as they have picked up one point and scored just one goal on the road since the turn of the year.
That poor run of form means Watford are not yet safe from relegation, but Gracia believes playing at the home of English football can bring the best out of his side and potentially inspire them to a surprise victory.
“I think the players feel good and they are good players. These stadiums are the best opportunity to show our level and try to have a good performance,” Gracia added.
“For sure, it can be a positive experience, but for us the most important think is not where we play but trying to do good work and trying to get a good result wherever we play.”
Watford’s last victory over Tottenham came way back in 1994, and they are priced 16/1 with Sky Bet to secure all three points on Monday.