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Udinese loanee Alex Geijo could be in line to make Watford debut against Middlebrough
8:00am Friday 5th October 2012 in Sport
Alex Geijo could be in line to make his Watford debut from the substitutes bench this weekend when the Hornets take on Middlesbrough.
Gianfranco Zola confirmed Geijo trained with the rest of the squad on Thursday following his groin problem, and so did Nyron Nosworthy who had missed the last two games with a thigh problem.
"They both trained with me today and tomorrow I will make a decision on that," Zola told the Watford Observer yesterday afternoon.
"They are not fit to play 90 minutes but they are certainly fit to be involved in the game, so we will see. Tomorrow I will decide."
Geijo arrived in England, on loan from Udinese, with fitness issues and was set to return after the last international break but picked up a groin injury in training.
Another player who has been suffering with a groin problem is fellow Udinese loanee Cristian Battocchio, who made a brief substitute appearance at Derby on September 1 but has not been involved since returning from international duty with Italy Under-20s.
Zola confirmed he is fit to be involved now though, as are Stephen McGinn, Matej Vydra and Joel Ekstrand, who have all suffered with injuries recently.
Jean-Alain Fanchone has yet to feature for the Hornets yet Zola confirmed he is fit enough to be considered.
Prince Buaben, John Eustace, Geoffrey Mujangi Bia, Ikechi Anya and Jack Bonham are all still out.
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