USA international and Arsenal youngster out of Watford's trip to Cardiff

USA international Jay DeMerit and Arsenal youngster Henri Lansbury out of Watford's trip to Cardiff. Picture: Action Images

USA international Jay DeMerit and Arsenal youngster Henri Lansbury out of Watford's trip to Cardiff. Picture: Action Images

First published in Sport Watford Observer: Photograph of the Author by , Deputy Group Sports Editor

Watford are without captain Jay DeMerit and Henri Lansbury for this afternoon's Championship clash with Cardiff City.

USA international DeMerit is out with a back injury and on loan Arsenal midfielder Lansbury is out with a hip problem.

Ross Jenkins starts in centre midfield and Lee Hodson comes in at right back, with Adrian Mariappa moving to centre half.

Will Hoskins went down with cramp after scoring Watford's winner on Tuesday night but is fine to partner Heidar Helguson up front.

January signings Will Buckley and Stephen McGinn are both on the bench alongside Danny Graham.

Former Hornet Michael Chopra only makes the bench for Cardiff after serving a two-match suspension and Gabor Gyepes is fit to start at centre back for City.

Watford: Loach; Hodson, Mariappa, Taylor, Doyley; Cleverley, Eustace, Jenkins, Cowie; Hoskins, Helguson.

Subs: Lee, Bennett, Harley, McGinn, Bryan, Buckley, Graham.

Cardiff City: Marshall; Rae, Gyepes, Blake, Kennedy; Whittingham, McPhail, Quinn, Burke; McCormack, Bothroyd.

Subs: Enckelman, Capaldi, Matthews, Wildig, Taiwo, Feeney, Chopra.

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2:30pm Sun 21 Mar 10

dogwfc says...

Seemed like a perfect opportunity to start Buckley but hey-ho. Good to see Hodson in. Boldly going to predict a win for the Hornets!!! That may be something do with being in the pub!!
Seemed like a perfect opportunity to start Buckley but hey-ho. Good to see Hodson in. Boldly going to predict a win for the Hornets!!! That may be something do with being in the pub!! dogwfc
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5:01pm Sun 21 Mar 10

watters84 says...

Just heard the score, re the previous posters pleasure in seeing Hodson in the starting line up,hope you don't mind but i cannot share your enthusiasm and bet the goals came down his side!!
Just heard the score, re the previous posters pleasure in seeing Hodson in the starting line up,hope you don't mind but i cannot share your enthusiasm and bet the goals came down his side!! watters84
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5:01pm Sun 21 Mar 10

watters84 says...

Just heard the score, re the previous posters pleasure in seeing Hodson in the starting line up,hope you don't mind but i cannot share your enthusiasm and bet the goals came down his side!!
Just heard the score, re the previous posters pleasure in seeing Hodson in the starting line up,hope you don't mind but i cannot share your enthusiasm and bet the goals came down his side!! watters84
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