Troy Deeney 'back on track', says Watford boss Gianfranco Zola after striker scores twice at Leeds United

Watford Observer: Troy Deeney. Picture: Action Images Troy Deeney. Picture: Action Images

Gianfranco Zola is delighted Troy Deeney has responded to recent "discussions" and believes the striker is now “back on track” after scoring two goals against Leeds United on Saturday.

The 25-year-old had found the net only once in his nine matches before Saturday’s game but Zola was pleased to see Deeney add two more to his tally at Elland Road and put in an impressive all-round performance. 

“I’m delighted for him,” Zola said after the 3-3 draw.

“We had some discussions and it’s so good to see him back on track and not only scoring, but playing well as well.

"He’s very big for us.”

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8:13am Tue 10 Dec 13

SAHornet says...

Come on Troy, keep it up
Come on Troy, keep it up SAHornet

9:12am Tue 10 Dec 13

Letsalldothecongaforbrittassombalonga says...

I haven't posted for a while as have been keeping my own council during the slump but I now feel ready to do so again.
If this is our rough patch and things improve from here then far better to get it out the way now rather than later. I would like to think that we can push on after the last two results which, in my opinion were two good points. Leeds and Burnley are both in great form at the moment and taking points from them away is a great achievement.
I was at the Yeovil game on the 30th along with 12 family and friends, many of which had traveled a long way to the game. To make matters worse it was my birthday! It certainly was a low point and I doubt if many Watford fans were as disappointed as I was. (I even had a photo of myself and Lloyd in the program that my mum had kindly organised) However despite all this I certainly did not feel like booing. Sure it was awful but at the same time people need perspective. We had ideas far above out stations at the start of the season and those who said we were going to walk it really were misguided. It also does not help the players in anyway, do you honestly think that they too were not upset. We dont have a team of Bosingwa's, our players do care and they would have been hurting anyway. Get behind the boys!
In regards to Deeney and this article I really do agree with Zola that he is vital. I know there has been a lot of talk of his unrest but I believe that goes hand in hand with poor results. He is a leader (we dont have many) and he certainly works hard for the team.
I believe that by the end of January we can slowly cement ourselves into the play-off places. Perhaps automatic is too much to hope for but we will improve, I have no doubt. Zola is the man to take us forward, he commands the respect of the players and he will only learn more and come back stronger from this difficult period.
Most importantly support the boys everyone. We really have a team to be proud of these days and we need to remember that. COYGBs!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I haven't posted for a while as have been keeping my own council during the slump but I now feel ready to do so again. If this is our rough patch and things improve from here then far better to get it out the way now rather than later. I would like to think that we can push on after the last two results which, in my opinion were two good points. Leeds and Burnley are both in great form at the moment and taking points from them away is a great achievement. I was at the Yeovil game on the 30th along with 12 family and friends, many of which had traveled a long way to the game. To make matters worse it was my birthday! It certainly was a low point and I doubt if many Watford fans were as disappointed as I was. (I even had a photo of myself and Lloyd in the program that my mum had kindly organised) However despite all this I certainly did not feel like booing. Sure it was awful but at the same time people need perspective. We had ideas far above out stations at the start of the season and those who said we were going to walk it really were misguided. It also does not help the players in anyway, do you honestly think that they too were not upset. We dont have a team of Bosingwa's, our players do care and they would have been hurting anyway. Get behind the boys! In regards to Deeney and this article I really do agree with Zola that he is vital. I know there has been a lot of talk of his unrest but I believe that goes hand in hand with poor results. He is a leader (we dont have many) and he certainly works hard for the team. I believe that by the end of January we can slowly cement ourselves into the play-off places. Perhaps automatic is too much to hope for but we will improve, I have no doubt. Zola is the man to take us forward, he commands the respect of the players and he will only learn more and come back stronger from this difficult period. Most importantly support the boys everyone. We really have a team to be proud of these days and we need to remember that. COYGBs!!!!!!!!!!!!! Letsalldothecongaforbrittassombalonga

9:15am Tue 10 Dec 13

JohnnyBarnes says...

Whilst his first was undoubtedly the better of the two, I was more pleased to see the manner of his second, because it showed that his strikers instinct and desire to score are on their way back.

Should take pressure off the boys at the back as well.
Whilst his first was undoubtedly the better of the two, I was more pleased to see the manner of his second, because it showed that his strikers instinct and desire to score are on their way back. Should take pressure off the boys at the back as well. JohnnyBarnes

9:26am Tue 10 Dec 13

Harry's Bar says...

Not convinced he's completely "back on track". Goal celebrations give a lot away and they just didn't look right at Leeds. It's fairly apparent he's a totally different person to nearly everyone else in the dressing room.
Not convinced he's completely "back on track". Goal celebrations give a lot away and they just didn't look right at Leeds. It's fairly apparent he's a totally different person to nearly everyone else in the dressing room. Harry's Bar

9:40am Tue 10 Dec 13

kojak17 says...

Letsalldothecongafor
brittassombalonga
wrote:
I haven't posted for a while as have been keeping my own council during the slump but I now feel ready to do so again. If this is our rough patch and things improve from here then far better to get it out the way now rather than later. I would like to think that we can push on after the last two results which, in my opinion were two good points. Leeds and Burnley are both in great form at the moment and taking points from them away is a great achievement. I was at the Yeovil game on the 30th along with 12 family and friends, many of which had traveled a long way to the game. To make matters worse it was my birthday! It certainly was a low point and I doubt if many Watford fans were as disappointed as I was. (I even had a photo of myself and Lloyd in the program that my mum had kindly organised) However despite all this I certainly did not feel like booing. Sure it was awful but at the same time people need perspective. We had ideas far above out stations at the start of the season and those who said we were going to walk it really were misguided. It also does not help the players in anyway, do you honestly think that they too were not upset. We dont have a team of Bosingwa's, our players do care and they would have been hurting anyway. Get behind the boys! In regards to Deeney and this article I really do agree with Zola that he is vital. I know there has been a lot of talk of his unrest but I believe that goes hand in hand with poor results. He is a leader (we dont have many) and he certainly works hard for the team. I believe that by the end of January we can slowly cement ourselves into the play-off places. Perhaps automatic is too much to hope for but we will improve, I have no doubt. Zola is the man to take us forward, he commands the respect of the players and he will only learn more and come back stronger from this difficult period. Most importantly support the boys everyone. We really have a team to be proud of these days and we need to remember that. COYGBs!!!!!!!!!!!!!
SPOT ON I WAS AT LEEDS AND OUR SUPPORT WAS FANTASTIC AND WE NEED TO GET BEHIND ZOLA AND THE BOYS EVERY SINGLE WEEK AND NEVER BOOO IF YOU ARE A GENUINE SUPPORTER
[quote][p][bold]Letsalldothecongafor brittassombalonga[/bold] wrote: I haven't posted for a while as have been keeping my own council during the slump but I now feel ready to do so again. If this is our rough patch and things improve from here then far better to get it out the way now rather than later. I would like to think that we can push on after the last two results which, in my opinion were two good points. Leeds and Burnley are both in great form at the moment and taking points from them away is a great achievement. I was at the Yeovil game on the 30th along with 12 family and friends, many of which had traveled a long way to the game. To make matters worse it was my birthday! It certainly was a low point and I doubt if many Watford fans were as disappointed as I was. (I even had a photo of myself and Lloyd in the program that my mum had kindly organised) However despite all this I certainly did not feel like booing. Sure it was awful but at the same time people need perspective. We had ideas far above out stations at the start of the season and those who said we were going to walk it really were misguided. It also does not help the players in anyway, do you honestly think that they too were not upset. We dont have a team of Bosingwa's, our players do care and they would have been hurting anyway. Get behind the boys! In regards to Deeney and this article I really do agree with Zola that he is vital. I know there has been a lot of talk of his unrest but I believe that goes hand in hand with poor results. He is a leader (we dont have many) and he certainly works hard for the team. I believe that by the end of January we can slowly cement ourselves into the play-off places. Perhaps automatic is too much to hope for but we will improve, I have no doubt. Zola is the man to take us forward, he commands the respect of the players and he will only learn more and come back stronger from this difficult period. Most importantly support the boys everyone. We really have a team to be proud of these days and we need to remember that. COYGBs!!!!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]SPOT ON I WAS AT LEEDS AND OUR SUPPORT WAS FANTASTIC AND WE NEED TO GET BEHIND ZOLA AND THE BOYS EVERY SINGLE WEEK AND NEVER BOOO IF YOU ARE A GENUINE SUPPORTER kojak17

10:26am Tue 10 Dec 13

endean2 says...

wise words Mr Conga man, now is the time that the team need 100%
backing. Abdi back and a proper robust partner for Troy and we will start
to climb the table again. Yes the support at Leeds was fantastic, wish we could
replicate that at home.
wise words Mr Conga man, now is the time that the team need 100% backing. Abdi back and a proper robust partner for Troy and we will start to climb the table again. Yes the support at Leeds was fantastic, wish we could replicate that at home. endean2

11:00am Tue 10 Dec 13

Smudger Jnr says...

Almen Abdi is still leading our assist table with three. Before Almen got injured, Troy Deeney scored 5 of his 8 league goals. I know people want to blame Troy's form on his rumored aspiration to be elsewhere, but i think that is absolute rubbish. Through a lack of service and under a massive burden as the only goalscorer in the team, he has lost confidence. BUT he still has 8 goals. One less than Nugent. The same amount as Austin. More than James Vaughan, Adam le Frondre and Tom Ince. Another example of the expectation level completely undermining a pretty reasonable level of achievement.
Almen Abdi is still leading our assist table with three. Before Almen got injured, Troy Deeney scored 5 of his 8 league goals. I know people want to blame Troy's form on his rumored aspiration to be elsewhere, but i think that is absolute rubbish. Through a lack of service and under a massive burden as the only goalscorer in the team, he has lost confidence. BUT he still has 8 goals. One less than Nugent. The same amount as Austin. More than James Vaughan, Adam le Frondre and Tom Ince. Another example of the expectation level completely undermining a pretty reasonable level of achievement. Smudger Jnr

4:28pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Boosey says...

endean2 wrote:
wise words Mr Conga man, now is the time that the team need 100% backing. Abdi back and a proper robust partner for Troy and we will start to climb the table again. Yes the support at Leeds was fantastic, wish we could replicate that at home.
Get DJ Campbell in to partner Deeney, he'll fix it for us!
[quote][p][bold]endean2[/bold] wrote: wise words Mr Conga man, now is the time that the team need 100% backing. Abdi back and a proper robust partner for Troy and we will start to climb the table again. Yes the support at Leeds was fantastic, wish we could replicate that at home.[/p][/quote]Get DJ Campbell in to partner Deeney, he'll fix it for us! Boosey

4:35pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Smudger Jnr says...

Boosey wrote:
endean2 wrote:
wise words Mr Conga man, now is the time that the team need 100% backing. Abdi back and a proper robust partner for Troy and we will start to climb the table again. Yes the support at Leeds was fantastic, wish we could replicate that at home.
Get DJ Campbell in to partner Deeney, he'll fix it for us!
I wouldn't bet on it.
[quote][p][bold]Boosey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]endean2[/bold] wrote: wise words Mr Conga man, now is the time that the team need 100% backing. Abdi back and a proper robust partner for Troy and we will start to climb the table again. Yes the support at Leeds was fantastic, wish we could replicate that at home.[/p][/quote]Get DJ Campbell in to partner Deeney, he'll fix it for us![/p][/quote]I wouldn't bet on it. Smudger Jnr

7:36am Wed 11 Dec 13

demerit says...

Boosey wrote:
endean2 wrote:
wise words Mr Conga man, now is the time that the team need 100% backing. Abdi back and a proper robust partner for Troy and we will start to climb the table again. Yes the support at Leeds was fantastic, wish we could replicate that at home.
Get DJ Campbell in to partner Deeney, he'll fix it for us!
If I ever see a Watford player make a mistake that looks as if he could have done it on purpose I will be very sad - as sad as I was when I left the Leicester game....
[quote][p][bold]Boosey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]endean2[/bold] wrote: wise words Mr Conga man, now is the time that the team need 100% backing. Abdi back and a proper robust partner for Troy and we will start to climb the table again. Yes the support at Leeds was fantastic, wish we could replicate that at home.[/p][/quote]Get DJ Campbell in to partner Deeney, he'll fix it for us![/p][/quote]If I ever see a Watford player make a mistake that looks as if he could have done it on purpose I will be very sad - as sad as I was when I left the Leicester game.... demerit

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