Watford welcome back Sean Murray for Blackburn Rovers but striker shortage remains

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Sean Murray is in contention for a place in Watford's midfield when they face Blackburn Rovers tomorrow night.

Murray has missed the last three Hornets games due to a groin injury but the club have today confirmed the Academy graduate is fit again.

Fernando Forestieri (foot) and Chu-Young Park (thigh) remain out so, with Mathias Ranegie serving the final game of his suspension, Troy Deeney again remains the Golden Boys' only recognised striker.

Fitz Hall is still out with an Achilles injury but Almen Abdi will make a return to action in the club's Herts Senior Cup quarter-final at Boreham Wood tomorrow night. Read more here.

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5:42pm Mon 24 Mar 14

hornet88 says...

Can we play Murray up front with deeney please? Anya doesn't quite have the instinct of a striker and on his day Murray can be a handful!
Can we play Murray up front with deeney please? Anya doesn't quite have the instinct of a striker and on his day Murray can be a handful! hornet88
  • Score: 9

5:57pm Mon 24 Mar 14

ramage1996 says...

I want to see some of the younger players given a go now out promotion hopes are over.

Bond, Hoban, O'Nien, Murray should all be playing and Tommy Rosenthal on the bench as he is mustard.
I want to see some of the younger players given a go now out promotion hopes are over. Bond, Hoban, O'Nien, Murray should all be playing and Tommy Rosenthal on the bench as he is mustard. ramage1996
  • Score: 22

6:03pm Mon 24 Mar 14

endean2 says...

I know that I said this before but.
ONE forward fit to play in the squad! its crazy
FF was reported to have a cut on his toe nearly 3 weeks ago,
what has happened? has the toe fallen off?
and Park, will we ever play see him play?

having said all that we may even win this game, but am not confident TBH
I know that I said this before but. ONE forward fit to play in the squad! its crazy FF was reported to have a cut on his toe nearly 3 weeks ago, what has happened? has the toe fallen off? and Park, will we ever play see him play? having said all that we may even win this game, but am not confident TBH endean2
  • Score: -2

6:14pm Mon 24 Mar 14

ramage1996 says...

endean2 wrote:
I know that I said this before but.
ONE forward fit to play in the squad! its crazy
FF was reported to have a cut on his toe nearly 3 weeks ago,
what has happened? has the toe fallen off?
and Park, will we ever play see him play?

having said all that we may even win this game, but am not confident TBH
Id play thi team, and im great on footy manager game on my laptop, winning the Champions League in my 5th season as Watford manager :-)

Anyway as a proven tactical genius id play this team..

Bond

Doyley
Angella
Hoban

Anya: rwb
Pudil: lwb

Toszer
Murray
Diakite

Rosenthal: just behind striker

Deeney


Maybe Mcbooogan instead of Rosenthal but rather Rosenthal played.
[quote][p][bold]endean2[/bold] wrote: I know that I said this before but. ONE forward fit to play in the squad! its crazy FF was reported to have a cut on his toe nearly 3 weeks ago, what has happened? has the toe fallen off? and Park, will we ever play see him play? having said all that we may even win this game, but am not confident TBH[/p][/quote]Id play thi team, and im great on footy manager game on my laptop, winning the Champions League in my 5th season as Watford manager :-) Anyway as a proven tactical genius id play this team.. Bond Doyley Angella Hoban Anya: rwb Pudil: lwb Toszer Murray Diakite Rosenthal: just behind striker Deeney Maybe Mcbooogan instead of Rosenthal but rather Rosenthal played. ramage1996
  • Score: -14

6:17pm Mon 24 Mar 14

29April1975WasBottom says...

ramage1996 wrote:
endean2 wrote:
I know that I said this before but.
ONE forward fit to play in the squad! its crazy
FF was reported to have a cut on his toe nearly 3 weeks ago,
what has happened? has the toe fallen off?
and Park, will we ever play see him play?

having said all that we may even win this game, but am not confident TBH
Id play thi team, and im great on footy manager game on my laptop, winning the Champions League in my 5th season as Watford manager :-)

Anyway as a proven tactical genius id play this team..

Bond

Doyley
Angella
Hoban

Anya: rwb
Pudil: lwb

Toszer
Murray
Diakite

Rosenthal: just behind striker

Deeney


Maybe Mcbooogan instead of Rosenthal but rather Rosenthal played.
does Diakite make it through most games?
[quote][p][bold]ramage1996[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]endean2[/bold] wrote: I know that I said this before but. ONE forward fit to play in the squad! its crazy FF was reported to have a cut on his toe nearly 3 weeks ago, what has happened? has the toe fallen off? and Park, will we ever play see him play? having said all that we may even win this game, but am not confident TBH[/p][/quote]Id play thi team, and im great on footy manager game on my laptop, winning the Champions League in my 5th season as Watford manager :-) Anyway as a proven tactical genius id play this team.. Bond Doyley Angella Hoban Anya: rwb Pudil: lwb Toszer Murray Diakite Rosenthal: just behind striker Deeney Maybe Mcbooogan instead of Rosenthal but rather Rosenthal played.[/p][/quote]does Diakite make it through most games? 29April1975WasBottom
  • Score: 2

6:43pm Mon 24 Mar 14

ramage1996 says...

29April1975WasBottom wrote:
ramage1996 wrote:
endean2 wrote:
I know that I said this before but.
ONE forward fit to play in the squad! its crazy
FF was reported to have a cut on his toe nearly 3 weeks ago,
what has happened? has the toe fallen off?
and Park, will we ever play see him play?

having said all that we may even win this game, but am not confident TBH
Id play thi team, and im great on footy manager game on my laptop, winning the Champions League in my 5th season as Watford manager :-)

Anyway as a proven tactical genius id play this team..

Bond

Doyley
Angella
Hoban

Anya: rwb
Pudil: lwb

Toszer
Murray
Diakite

Rosenthal: just behind striker

Deeney


Maybe Mcbooogan instead of Rosenthal but rather Rosenthal played.
does Diakite make it through most games?
Well I think we should give him another go, I would replace him with O'Nien though as he deserves a chance.

Those that were booing Diakite and singing songs about him were a bit silly on Sat imho..
[quote][p][bold]29April1975WasBottom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ramage1996[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]endean2[/bold] wrote: I know that I said this before but. ONE forward fit to play in the squad! its crazy FF was reported to have a cut on his toe nearly 3 weeks ago, what has happened? has the toe fallen off? and Park, will we ever play see him play? having said all that we may even win this game, but am not confident TBH[/p][/quote]Id play thi team, and im great on footy manager game on my laptop, winning the Champions League in my 5th season as Watford manager :-) Anyway as a proven tactical genius id play this team.. Bond Doyley Angella Hoban Anya: rwb Pudil: lwb Toszer Murray Diakite Rosenthal: just behind striker Deeney Maybe Mcbooogan instead of Rosenthal but rather Rosenthal played.[/p][/quote]does Diakite make it through most games?[/p][/quote]Well I think we should give him another go, I would replace him with O'Nien though as he deserves a chance. Those that were booing Diakite and singing songs about him were a bit silly on Sat imho.. ramage1996
  • Score: 3

8:57pm Mon 24 Mar 14

demerit says...

29April1975WasBottom wrote:
ramage1996 wrote:
endean2 wrote:
I know that I said this before but.
ONE forward fit to play in the squad! its crazy
FF was reported to have a cut on his toe nearly 3 weeks ago,
what has happened? has the toe fallen off?
and Park, will we ever play see him play?

having said all that we may even win this game, but am not confident TBH
Id play thi team, and im great on footy manager game on my laptop, winning the Champions League in my 5th season as Watford manager :-)

Anyway as a proven tactical genius id play this team..

Bond

Doyley
Angella
Hoban

Anya: rwb
Pudil: lwb

Toszer
Murray
Diakite

Rosenthal: just behind striker

Deeney


Maybe Mcbooogan instead of Rosenthal but rather Rosenthal played.
does Diakite make it through most games?
Diakite? Are you mad?
[quote][p][bold]29April1975WasBottom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ramage1996[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]endean2[/bold] wrote: I know that I said this before but. ONE forward fit to play in the squad! its crazy FF was reported to have a cut on his toe nearly 3 weeks ago, what has happened? has the toe fallen off? and Park, will we ever play see him play? having said all that we may even win this game, but am not confident TBH[/p][/quote]Id play thi team, and im great on footy manager game on my laptop, winning the Champions League in my 5th season as Watford manager :-) Anyway as a proven tactical genius id play this team.. Bond Doyley Angella Hoban Anya: rwb Pudil: lwb Toszer Murray Diakite Rosenthal: just behind striker Deeney Maybe Mcbooogan instead of Rosenthal but rather Rosenthal played.[/p][/quote]does Diakite make it through most games?[/p][/quote]Diakite? Are you mad? demerit
  • Score: 3

10:37pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Imnotadonkey says...

Not related but I think a campaign needs to be started .. Doyley player of the season. Mr reliable ... Just need support to grow
Not related but I think a campaign needs to be started .. Doyley player of the season. Mr reliable ... Just need support to grow Imnotadonkey
  • Score: -7

12:18am Tue 25 Mar 14

croxley46 says...

demerit wrote:
29April1975WasBottom wrote:
ramage1996 wrote:
endean2 wrote:
I know that I said this before but.
ONE forward fit to play in the squad! its crazy
FF was reported to have a cut on his toe nearly 3 weeks ago,
what has happened? has the toe fallen off?
and Park, will we ever play see him play?

having said all that we may even win this game, but am not confident TBH
Id play thi team, and im great on footy manager game on my laptop, winning the Champions League in my 5th season as Watford manager :-)

Anyway as a proven tactical genius id play this team..

Bond

Doyley
Angella
Hoban

Anya: rwb
Pudil: lwb

Toszer
Murray
Diakite

Rosenthal: just behind striker

Deeney


Maybe Mcbooogan instead of Rosenthal but rather Rosenthal played.
does Diakite make it through most games?
Diakite? Are you mad?
" Diakite? Are you mad?"
No, but Diakite is.
[quote][p][bold]demerit[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]29April1975WasBottom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ramage1996[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]endean2[/bold] wrote: I know that I said this before but. ONE forward fit to play in the squad! its crazy FF was reported to have a cut on his toe nearly 3 weeks ago, what has happened? has the toe fallen off? and Park, will we ever play see him play? having said all that we may even win this game, but am not confident TBH[/p][/quote]Id play thi team, and im great on footy manager game on my laptop, winning the Champions League in my 5th season as Watford manager :-) Anyway as a proven tactical genius id play this team.. Bond Doyley Angella Hoban Anya: rwb Pudil: lwb Toszer Murray Diakite Rosenthal: just behind striker Deeney Maybe Mcbooogan instead of Rosenthal but rather Rosenthal played.[/p][/quote]does Diakite make it through most games?[/p][/quote]Diakite? Are you mad?[/p][/quote]" Diakite? Are you mad?" No, but Diakite is. croxley46
  • Score: 1

9:55am Tue 25 Mar 14

Kismet110 says...

Good to hear Murray'sback, hopefully that'll ensure the liabillity that is Diakite is not let anywhere near the pitch.

Regards Fessi and Park, I don't know what the medical team do at Watford - any players that get a minor injury seem to be out for weeks or months rather than days.

Great news on Abdi too but I won't get too excited, just hope he comes back next season the player he was last season.

Season is pretty much over but still want to see us win so maybe a revised target of top 10 finish and an away win in 2014 is reasonable?

And for God's sake Sannino, don't mess with a decent defence. If you want to see what players are like then put the youngsters in as they're the future or give fringe players 15/20 minutes when a game is already won or lost.
Good to hear Murray'sback, hopefully that'll ensure the liabillity that is Diakite is not let anywhere near the pitch. Regards Fessi and Park, I don't know what the medical team do at Watford - any players that get a minor injury seem to be out for weeks or months rather than days. Great news on Abdi too but I won't get too excited, just hope he comes back next season the player he was last season. Season is pretty much over but still want to see us win so maybe a revised target of top 10 finish and an away win in 2014 is reasonable? And for God's sake Sannino, don't mess with a decent defence. If you want to see what players are like then put the youngsters in as they're the future or give fringe players 15/20 minutes when a game is already won or lost. Kismet110
  • Score: 4

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