Beppe Sannino has described Troy Deeney as "the complete player" after the Watford striker scored 20 goals for a second consecutive season.

Deeney became the first player to achieve the feat since Luther Blissett in 1983.

And if the Birmingham man can grab another in the final eight games of the campaign then he will become the first Hornet to score 20 league goals in consecutive seasons since Cliff Holton in 1961.

Deeney netted twice against Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday and almost grabbed a third when he had a shot blocked.

When asked if Deeney was frustrated not to have scored a hat-trick, Sannino replied, in English: "Deeney is a very good man and a very good professional player. I am happy with the two goals if Deeney scores the other in the next game."

One journalist asked the experienced coach how Deeney compared to the other strikers he had worked with.

Sannino added: "He is a good player – a complete player. He has everything in terms of physique, technique and tactics. He can be an assist man and he can be a good finisher.

"I wish him a fantastic career, even if Watford still needs him [in the Championship]."

Read more about Deeney's goal-scoring exploits here.