Troy Deeney has been left out of the Watford squad to face Boreham Wood this evening at Meadow Park

Troy Deeney has been subject of several bids from Premier League sides. Picture: Action Images

Troy Deeney has been subject of several bids from Premier League sides. Picture: Action Images

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Troy Deeney will not feature for Watford against Boreham Wood this evening, despite being included on the initial squad list to face Ian Allinson's side.

Deeney has been subject of several bids from Premier League new-boys Leicester City and Burnley - all of which have been rejected by the club.

When asked, Watford refused to comment on why the striker had been left out of the squad.

In the absence of the Deeney, summer signing Matej Vydra leads the line for the Hornets, who again line up in a 4-3-3 formation. 

Watford: Gomes, Doyley, Angella, Tamas, Pudil, Abdi, Tozser, Battocchio, Anya, Vydra, Dyer.

Subs: Bond (GK), Hoban, Doherty, Ekstrand, McGugan, Ranegie, Smith, Fabbrini.

Boreham Wood: Courtnage; Nunn, Hill, Reynolds, Morgan; Whichelow, Thomas, Garrard, Montgomery; Angol, Shakes.

Subs: Freund (GK), Noto, Donnelly, Hope, Cox, Sterling-Parker.

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6:56pm Thu 24 Jul 14

this is doyley!!! says...

Bye bye
Bye bye this is doyley!!!
  • Score: 3

7:00pm Thu 24 Jul 14

Insider jim says...

9.6 mil to QPR announcement could be made tomorrow .
9.6 mil to QPR announcement could be made tomorrow . Insider jim
  • Score: -18

7:11pm Thu 24 Jul 14

this is doyley!!! says...

Watford Legend!!!
Watford Legend!!! this is doyley!!!
  • Score: 0

7:18pm Thu 24 Jul 14

MainStandShambles says...

Well atleast the Hornet's line-up printed above should stop people moaning about Vydra playing out wide but no high balls into the middle please!
Well atleast the Hornet's line-up printed above should stop people moaning about Vydra playing out wide but no high balls into the middle please! MainStandShambles
  • Score: 2

7:25pm Thu 24 Jul 14

AMP4WFC says...

That´s it, folks...... He´s gone with the wind. Thank you and goodbye.
That´s it, folks...... He´s gone with the wind. Thank you and goodbye. AMP4WFC
  • Score: 2

7:44pm Thu 24 Jul 14

Poppet Bear says...

One more season, that's all we wanted. No promotion then away you go. What's all this nonsense about team Captain. QPR will be back down with us next year and no we won't be swapping places. Sorry, going into one now, just the way I feel. Good night.
One more season, that's all we wanted. No promotion then away you go. What's all this nonsense about team Captain. QPR will be back down with us next year and no we won't be swapping places. Sorry, going into one now, just the way I feel. Good night. Poppet Bear
  • Score: -18

7:53pm Thu 24 Jul 14

tonyevans22 says...

Transfer request handed in..
Transfer request handed in.. tonyevans22
  • Score: -11

7:53pm Thu 24 Jul 14

this is doyley!!! says...

I think the club knew he would be sold. The captaincy was just a ploy to get more money
I think the club knew he would be sold. The captaincy was just a ploy to get more money this is doyley!!!
  • Score: 6

7:56pm Thu 24 Jul 14

Hornankey says...

The Club has to take the money. Deeney also has to have his chance to maximise his earnings. It's a perilous game: a player's value can diminish overnight by injury or loss of form. Just look at what's happened to George Thorne - sidelined for another 9 months. We all hope Deeney stays but good luck to the lad if he moves on. He has served us well.
The Club has to take the money. Deeney also has to have his chance to maximise his earnings. It's a perilous game: a player's value can diminish overnight by injury or loss of form. Just look at what's happened to George Thorne - sidelined for another 9 months. We all hope Deeney stays but good luck to the lad if he moves on. He has served us well. Hornankey
  • Score: 24

8:07pm Thu 24 Jul 14

The Skeptical Optimist says...

Poppet Bear wrote:
One more season, that's all we wanted. No promotion then away you go. What's all this nonsense about team Captain. QPR will be back down with us next year and no we won't be swapping places. Sorry, going into one now, just the way I feel. Good night.
To be fair, that's exactly what we said last year... 'One more year'. There's got to be a limit on how long he can wait. I really really hope that Deeney stays, but this is the first solid evidence that he's likely to be going.

Still, we still have a fair chance of keeping him. Transfers can easily break down.
[quote][p][bold]Poppet Bear[/bold] wrote: One more season, that's all we wanted. No promotion then away you go. What's all this nonsense about team Captain. QPR will be back down with us next year and no we won't be swapping places. Sorry, going into one now, just the way I feel. Good night.[/p][/quote]To be fair, that's exactly what we said last year... 'One more year'. There's got to be a limit on how long he can wait. I really really hope that Deeney stays, but this is the first solid evidence that he's likely to be going. Still, we still have a fair chance of keeping him. Transfers can easily break down. The Skeptical Optimist
  • Score: 3

8:07pm Thu 24 Jul 14

GloryHornetBoy says...

Good Luck Troy...but Im not dwelling on it though, we have a League game in just over two weeks and I want our squad focussed on the job in hand. Troy was a great servant for us over the last few seasons but this isn't something new. He'll be replaced maybe in January depending on how things are going. I have a feeling this will do Vydra the world of good - he wants to be the main man up top - lets cut him loose and bring torture and torment to all defenders who stand in his way....roll on Bolton!!
Good Luck Troy...but Im not dwelling on it though, we have a League game in just over two weeks and I want our squad focussed on the job in hand. Troy was a great servant for us over the last few seasons but this isn't something new. He'll be replaced maybe in January depending on how things are going. I have a feeling this will do Vydra the world of good - he wants to be the main man up top - lets cut him loose and bring torture and torment to all defenders who stand in his way....roll on Bolton!! GloryHornetBoy
  • Score: 15

8:09pm Thu 24 Jul 14

WatfordManiac says...

****!
****! WatfordManiac
  • Score: -2

8:23pm Thu 24 Jul 14

ralear49 says...

GloryHornetBoy wrote:
Good Luck Troy...but Im not dwelling on it though, we have a League game in just over two weeks and I want our squad focussed on the job in hand. Troy was a great servant for us over the last few seasons but this isn't something new. He'll be replaced maybe in January depending on how things are going. I have a feeling this will do Vydra the world of good - he wants to be the main man up top - lets cut him loose and bring torture and torment to all defenders who stand in his way....roll on Bolton!!
Vydra up front with FF/Anya/ Abdi/McGugan supplying the final pass? Could be electric.
[quote][p][bold]GloryHornetBoy[/bold] wrote: Good Luck Troy...but Im not dwelling on it though, we have a League game in just over two weeks and I want our squad focussed on the job in hand. Troy was a great servant for us over the last few seasons but this isn't something new. He'll be replaced maybe in January depending on how things are going. I have a feeling this will do Vydra the world of good - he wants to be the main man up top - lets cut him loose and bring torture and torment to all defenders who stand in his way....roll on Bolton!![/p][/quote]Vydra up front with FF/Anya/ Abdi/McGugan supplying the final pass? Could be electric. ralear49
  • Score: 14

8:31pm Thu 24 Jul 14

mattymashup says...

Could simply be a case of beppe seeing how we can cope/should play without him. Nil nil at half time and we are pretty awful!!!
Could simply be a case of beppe seeing how we can cope/should play without him. Nil nil at half time and we are pretty awful!!! mattymashup
  • Score: -2

8:34pm Thu 24 Jul 14

this is doyley!!! says...

Deeney aint leaving http://instagram.com
/p/q2HZuDPIkV/?modal
=true
Deeney aint leaving http://instagram.com /p/q2HZuDPIkV/?modal =true this is doyley!!!
  • Score: 3

9:02pm Thu 24 Jul 14

londomollari says...

this is doyley!!! wrote:
Deeney aint leaving http://instagram.com

/p/q2HZuDPIkV/?modal

=true
why is it that whenever I try to put these links up I always get 'page unavailable'?
Do I need my fingers sharpening or is it my age? Or both?
[quote][p][bold]this is doyley!!![/bold] wrote: Deeney aint leaving http://instagram.com /p/q2HZuDPIkV/?modal =true[/p][/quote]why is it that whenever I try to put these links up I always get 'page unavailable'? Do I need my fingers sharpening or is it my age? Or both? londomollari
  • Score: 2

9:13pm Thu 24 Jul 14

Hornets number 12 fan says...

this is doyley!!! wrote:
Deeney aint leaving http://instagram.com

/p/q2HZuDPIkV/?modal

=true
What does that prove?
[quote][p][bold]this is doyley!!![/bold] wrote: Deeney aint leaving http://instagram.com /p/q2HZuDPIkV/?modal =true[/p][/quote]What does that prove? Hornets number 12 fan
  • Score: 1

9:28pm Thu 24 Jul 14

goldanboy says...

Will always be in that 'I was there' moment. A legend. Thanks for the memories.
Moving on.....love the line up tonight. Just another striker required and its game on for the championship.
Will always be in that 'I was there' moment. A legend. Thanks for the memories. Moving on.....love the line up tonight. Just another striker required and its game on for the championship. goldanboy
  • Score: 2

10:11pm Thu 24 Jul 14

VOReason says...

WatfordManiac wrote:
****!
That's what I said when we signed paredes!
[quote][p][bold]WatfordManiac[/bold] wrote: ****![/p][/quote]That's what I said when we signed paredes! VOReason
  • Score: -1

10:12pm Thu 24 Jul 14

jasonwatford says...

Everton
Everton jasonwatford
  • Score: 2

10:20pm Thu 24 Jul 14

BlakeyJ says...

Fairwell Troy, wish you all the best on your future endeavours whoever it may be.
Hopefully you will not cause us too much pain when our paths cross again!
Onwards and upwards...
Toszer for captain!
Fairwell Troy, wish you all the best on your future endeavours whoever it may be. Hopefully you will not cause us too much pain when our paths cross again! Onwards and upwards... Toszer for captain! BlakeyJ
  • Score: 7

1:47am Fri 25 Jul 14

Sydneyhornet says...

If Troy leaves, all the best to him, good luck and thank you!

He owes us nothing, the old one more year, and wait till January ran out of steam last year!

We need to look at us, we have 9.8 million (apparently) to plough back into our team.

Not to shabby.
If Troy leaves, all the best to him, good luck and thank you! He owes us nothing, the old one more year, and wait till January ran out of steam last year! We need to look at us, we have 9.8 million (apparently) to plough back into our team. Not to shabby. Sydneyhornet
  • Score: 1

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