Troy Deeney has reached 50th Watford league goals and is on track to match Cliff Holton's goal-scoring feat

Watford Observer: Picture: Dave Peters Picture: Dave Peters

It was a calmly converted penalty that brought up Troy Deeney’s 50th Watford league goal. Two more and the striker will become the first Hornets player since Cliff Holton to net 20 times in consecutive seasons.

Deeney’s half century, which includes that infamous play-off semi-final strike against Leicester City, has been scored in 115 Championship starts.

It’s an impressive ratio, especially considering he ended his first season at Vicarage Road with just two league goals.

The 25-year-old has found the net 17 times in the league this season and, with nine matches still to play, is on course to become the first player since Holton in 1961 to strike 20 times in the league in back-to-back campaigns.

In all competitions, Deeney has scored 53 goals for Watford since joining the club in 2010 from Walsall. 

See below for a graphic of Deeney's 50 Hornets league goals. 

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10:37am Thu 27 Mar 14

gloryhornet4 says...

The highlight of his career was making sure he took his second chance.

That out of the way - well done on a fantastic goals to games ratio and making he charts.
The highlight of his career was making sure he took his second chance. That out of the way - well done on a fantastic goals to games ratio and making he charts. gloryhornet4
  • Score: 7

10:40am Thu 27 Mar 14

SAHornet says...

Yes, well done to Troy. I would be interested to hear if anyone fancies Troy's chances in the Prem should he leave WFC at this stage in his career?
Yes, well done to Troy. I would be interested to hear if anyone fancies Troy's chances in the Prem should he leave WFC at this stage in his career? SAHornet
  • Score: 2

10:44am Thu 27 Mar 14

Letsalldothecongaforbrittassombalonga says...

Deeney!

What a turn-around for the man, shows what you can achieve if you put your mind to it.
My favourite Watford striker since HH (Super Danny Graham simply wasn't around long enough im afraid)
If only he had had a decent partner a la' Vydra, what could have been this season?
Strike force for next season-

Deeney and Fessi (Also known as The Forest of Dean)

The Renegade Master and a newbie (Holt/Vydra/Falcao)

One of either Mensah (he's a genius) or Uche Ikpeazu (if fit :) as back-up

Answers on a postcard...
Deeney! What a turn-around for the man, shows what you can achieve if you put your mind to it. My favourite Watford striker since HH (Super Danny Graham simply wasn't around long enough im afraid) If only he had had a decent partner a la' Vydra, what could have been this season? Strike force for next season- Deeney and Fessi (Also known as The Forest of Dean) The Renegade Master and a newbie (Holt/Vydra/Falcao) One of either Mensah (he's a genius) or Uche Ikpeazu (if fit :) as back-up Answers on a postcard... Letsalldothecongaforbrittassombalonga
  • Score: 3

11:13am Thu 27 Mar 14

Hornankey says...

On many occasions he has ploughed a lone furrow with strength, skill and determination. Let's hope he gets a chance to prove himself in the Premiership.......wi
th the Hornets of course (season after next)!
On many occasions he has ploughed a lone furrow with strength, skill and determination. Let's hope he gets a chance to prove himself in the Premiership.......wi th the Hornets of course (season after next)! Hornankey
  • Score: 8

12:44pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Watfordfc69 says...

Very proud of this footballer – hope we can hang on to him
Very proud of this footballer – hope we can hang on to him Watfordfc69
  • Score: 3

2:05pm Thu 27 Mar 14

peter10531089 says...

Still the only player who makes a point of coming down and applauding the family stand at the end of each game - win lose or draw. Well done Troy
Still the only player who makes a point of coming down and applauding the family stand at the end of each game - win lose or draw. Well done Troy peter10531089
  • Score: 11

3:09pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Bush Hornet says...

Watfordfc69 wrote:
Very proud of this footballer – hope we can hang on to him
I like him. He comes across as a decent guy - more than just a joker, he seems thoughtful and manages to avoid clichés when interviewed. I can see why he's regarded quite highly at the club. He just needs to keep working hard and scoring and he'll get Prem football with us...
[quote][p][bold]Watfordfc69[/bold] wrote: Very proud of this footballer – hope we can hang on to him[/p][/quote]I like him. He comes across as a decent guy - more than just a joker, he seems thoughtful and manages to avoid clichés when interviewed. I can see why he's regarded quite highly at the club. He just needs to keep working hard and scoring and he'll get Prem football with us... Bush Hornet
  • Score: 8

8:08pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Imnotadonkey says...

Owes the club nothing now, proved himself and the faith the club put in him after his misdemeanour ... Deserves a run in the Premiership, expect a move in the Summer
Owes the club nothing now, proved himself and the faith the club put in him after his misdemeanour ... Deserves a run in the Premiership, expect a move in the Summer Imnotadonkey
  • Score: -1

3:39am Fri 28 Mar 14

Harrydownunder says...

No Maurice Johnston or George Reilly on the list surprises me.....

I would have thought Mighty Mo would have more goals than Gary Porter.
No Maurice Johnston or George Reilly on the list surprises me..... I would have thought Mighty Mo would have more goals than Gary Porter. Harrydownunder
  • Score: 0

11:02am Fri 28 Mar 14

Chris the Vic says...

The difference being Holton scored his in Div 4 or was it Div 3 South and he was prolific but keep up the good work Troy and hopefully we will find you another Vydra or Dennis Uphill to play alongside
The difference being Holton scored his in Div 4 or was it Div 3 South and he was prolific but keep up the good work Troy and hopefully we will find you another Vydra or Dennis Uphill to play alongside Chris the Vic
  • Score: 0

11:06am Fri 28 Mar 14

abbotshornet says...

Mo not around long enough, Gary Porter had a powerful shot and was with the club for quite a few seasons.
Deeney must be the player of the season for the Horns for not only his goals but for ploughing a lone furrow up front for so many games.
COYGB's
Mo not around long enough, Gary Porter had a powerful shot and was with the club for quite a few seasons. Deeney must be the player of the season for the Horns for not only his goals but for ploughing a lone furrow up front for so many games. COYGB's abbotshornet
  • Score: 0

11:04pm Fri 28 Mar 14

dennis the menace says...

thanks a lot guy,s its been nice working with youthird time lucky
thanks a lot guy,s its been nice working with youthird time lucky dennis the menace
  • Score: 0

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