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AUDIO: Gianfranco Zola impressed with Fernando Forestieri and Diego Fabbrini partnership against Derby County
5:12pm Monday 21st October 2013 in Sport
Gianfranco Zola was impressed with Watford's strike partnership of Diego Fabbrini and Fernando Forestieri on Saturday during the 3-2 defeat to Derby County.
Troy Deeney's calf injury meant Zola opted for the creative duo up front rather than starting with a more traditional striker in Javier Acuna, who came on for the final 14 minutes.
Zola said: "I thought they (Fabbrini and Forestieri) were good. I thought they were a handful. Of course they are both not strikers so therefore they cannot give us what Troy can but they posed a threat.
"To be fair, when I took Fabbrini off and put on more of a striker (Acuna) we didn't do as well as we did before. That change didn't produce what I was expecting. I took Diego off not because he was playing badly but for the last 15 minutes I wanted more of a presence in the box but unfortunately it didn't pay off."
Listen to Zola's press conference below.
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