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Gianfranco Zola says Watford will need to play well to take anything away from their trip to Huddersfield Town
Gianfranco Zola says it will be a pleasure to see Jonathan Hogg again and "shake his hand” when Watford take on Huddersfield Town tomorrow.
The Hornets head to West Yorkshire looking to bounce back from their 1-0 defeat against Blackburn.
It certainly won’t be an easy task as Mark Robins’ side are unbeaten at home this season and have lost just once since the opening day of the campaign.
“It will be a tight match,” Zola said. “They have not lost at home in the league all season so there is no doubt that it will be a tough game.
“They are solid but they can also be dangerous going forward so we have to play well because they won’t give anything away.”
While the Terriers don’t tend to lose games, they have drawn four of their last five Championship fixtures.
They are strong defensively and have yet to concede more than one goal in a home league match this season.
And in James Vaughan, who has scored 11 goals in 12 matches this season, they have one of the league’s in-form strikers.
“I have seen him a few times this year and he has always been a threat,” Zola said.
“We will have to look after him because he is a dangerous player. He is powerful and he is a fighter as well so we will have to respect his qualities.”
There will be a familiar face among the Huddersfield side with Jonathan Hogg coming up against Watford for the first time since he asked to leave Vicarage Road this summer.
The defensive midfielder has made 11 appearances this season and has scored one goal – something he failed to do during his two years with the Hornets.
Zola said it will be a “pleasure to see him again and shake his hand” and added: “He was always a pleasure to work with and I hope he has a successful career there.”
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