Watford boss Beppe Sannino indicates Arsenal loanee Park Chu-Young may be given chance against Bolton Wanderers

Park Chu-Young came on as a late substitute against Brighton & Hove Albion. Picture: Action Images

Park Chu-Young came on as a late substitute against Brighton & Hove Albion. Picture: Action Images

First published in Sport
Last updated
by

Watford boss Beppe Sannino was pleased with Mathias Ranegie's debut against Yeovil Yown but suggested Arsenal loanee Park Chu-Young will be given his chance to impress against Bolton Wanderers on Saturday.

Ranegie made his first start for the Hornets since signing for the club in January and his first competitive appearance since November 3.

Sannino said after the match he was pleased with the 6ft 5 forward's contribution, particularly given the striker's lack of competitive action in recent months.

"He gave a lot today and at the end he was a little bit tired," Sannino said.

"He did well when you consider he has not played for a long time. 

"I thought about taking him off for Park but I thought we might concede something from a set-piece so I left him on the pitch. I thought he worked his socks off today."

Sannino previously suggested Ranegie would compete with Troy Deeney for a place up front alongside the smaller and more technical Fernando Forestieri.

The Italian said his selection last night was influenced by Yeovil's style of play and indicated that Chu-Young could be given an opportunity to play against Bolton this weekend.

"I picked Deeney and Ranegie up front because I was also considering the kind of game we were going to play against this kind of opposition," Sannino said.

"Park I think will have his chance in the next game."

Ranegie signed for Watford on the same day as Alexander Merkel who was handed his fourth start for the Hornets at Huish Park.

Sannino believes the 21-year-old's displays are getting better as he improves his match sharpness.

"Merkel improved in his performance today in terms of what I've seen in the past," the Hornets boss explained.

"It was good for him to get more minutes in his legs - he is another player we can use and I am happy with him."

Comments (8)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

11:29am Thu 20 Feb 14

Kismet110 says...

Good to read an explanation for why Park didn't get minutes against Yeovil rather than just assume the manager doesn't know what he's doing!

For his first game in nearly 3.5 months Ranegie did well to play a whole 95 minutes, hopefully he will improve in line with his match fitness.

Fingers crossed Fessi's injury is only minor but. reading between the lines, it looks like he might not be ready for Saturday hence Park being mentioned.

Hope he's more of a Toszer than a Diakite if he starts.....
Good to read an explanation for why Park didn't get minutes against Yeovil rather than just assume the manager doesn't know what he's doing! For his first game in nearly 3.5 months Ranegie did well to play a whole 95 minutes, hopefully he will improve in line with his match fitness. Fingers crossed Fessi's injury is only minor but. reading between the lines, it looks like he might not be ready for Saturday hence Park being mentioned. Hope he's more of a Toszer than a Diakite if he starts..... Kismet110
  • Score: 17

12:21pm Thu 20 Feb 14

AngelHornet says...

I hope Park gets the opportunity and takes it.
I hope Park gets the opportunity and takes it. AngelHornet
  • Score: 10

1:09pm Thu 20 Feb 14

SimmyB says...

Good call. Grateful for the explanation as I think alot of us were scratching our heads wondering why Park wasn't even used as a sub against Yeovil. Be interesting to see this one.
Good call. Grateful for the explanation as I think alot of us were scratching our heads wondering why Park wasn't even used as a sub against Yeovil. Be interesting to see this one. SimmyB
  • Score: 6

2:38pm Thu 20 Feb 14

soulfulhornet says...

Sensible explanation from Beppe as you would expect. Ranegie from the sounds of things on 3CR was particularly effective defending their set pieces - a fraility that upto the Reading game at home was especially damaging to us (also last season). Had Hall been fit to play, may be the decision would have been different.
Sensible explanation from Beppe as you would expect. Ranegie from the sounds of things on 3CR was particularly effective defending their set pieces - a fraility that upto the Reading game at home was especially damaging to us (also last season). Had Hall been fit to play, may be the decision would have been different. soulfulhornet
  • Score: 2

3:18pm Thu 20 Feb 14

VOReason says...

Glad beppe was impressed with ranegie ... I was too!

It annoys me when players are written off for being nani signings or a little awkward at times.

I think h could be a real asset with the right service and strike partner ...
Glad beppe was impressed with ranegie ... I was too! It annoys me when players are written off for being nani signings or a little awkward at times. I think h could be a real asset with the right service and strike partner ... VOReason
  • Score: 8

5:04pm Thu 20 Feb 14

demerit says...

I too am very keen to see what Park can do and could understand why he hasn't ad a fuller run out than he has.

But, bearing in mind the slating that Ranegie got from those that went the other night, he seems to have come off quite well on this string....
I too am very keen to see what Park can do and could understand why he hasn't ad a fuller run out than he has. But, bearing in mind the slating that Ranegie got from those that went the other night, he seems to have come off quite well on this string.... demerit
  • Score: 3

5:06pm Thu 20 Feb 14

demerit says...

demerit wrote:
I too am very keen to see what Park can do and could understand why he hasn't ad a fuller run out than he has.

But, bearing in mind the slating that Ranegie got from those that went the other night, he seems to have come off quite well on this string....
First sentence should have read...

I too am very keen to see what Park can do and couldn't understand why he hasn't had a fuller run out than he has.
[quote][p][bold]demerit[/bold] wrote: I too am very keen to see what Park can do and could understand why he hasn't ad a fuller run out than he has. But, bearing in mind the slating that Ranegie got from those that went the other night, he seems to have come off quite well on this string....[/p][/quote]First sentence should have read... I too am very keen to see what Park can do and couldn't understand why he hasn't had a fuller run out than he has. demerit
  • Score: 0

8:35pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Man from Pinner says...

I thought Ranegie did OK at Yeovil with little service. I believe Park has some pace so that will be useful particularly if Fessy unfit. I still believe Merkel has to move on a bit to get to championship pace but we have to be patient particularly if Abdi is out for the rest of the season.
I thought Ranegie did OK at Yeovil with little service. I believe Park has some pace so that will be useful particularly if Fessy unfit. I still believe Merkel has to move on a bit to get to championship pace but we have to be patient particularly if Abdi is out for the rest of the season. Man from Pinner
  • Score: 1

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree