Beppe Sannino accepts Troy Deeney and Matej Vydra have a strong partnership but says Watford will need all their strikers this season

Troy Deeney and Matej Vydra were a prolific partnership during the 2012/2013 campaign Picture: Action Images

Troy Deeney and Matej Vydra were a prolific partnership during the 2012/2013 campaign Picture: Action Images

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He has a wealth of attacking options to choose from this season and, while Beppe Sannino accepts Troy Deeney and Matej Vydra have a strong partnership, the Watford head coach says all his strikers will be needed throughout the campaign.

Deeney and Vydra started in Saturday’s Championship opener against Bolton Wanderers and both were on the scoresheet during the 3-0 win.

Fernando Forestieri also struck in Saturday’s victory before starting against Stevenage in Tuesday’s Capital One Cup success at Stevenage. Odion Ighalo and Diego Fabbrini also featured for the Hornets at Broadhall Way while Mathias Ranegie was injured. 

Deeney and Vydra forged a clinical partnership during the 2012/2013 campaign. Vydra ended that campaign with 22 goals while Deeney found the net 20 times.

Both will be important to Watford’s anticipated promotion challenge this season but Sannino is focusing on all his striking options.

He said: “Vydra is a player that the supporters know from the past but I would like to think that the past is finished. We need to think about the future, which is important, not the past.

“Vydra and Deeney is a strong partnership which can work together but I don’t forget the other players.

“I am very happy because I have Troy Deeney, Matej Vydra, Odion Ighalo, Mathias Ranegie, Fernando Forestieri and Diego Fabbrini. For me we need them all for the season.”

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7:30am Thu 14 Aug 14

Dr,Oftaw says...

Get lost Hull. Find someone else
Get lost Hull. Find someone else Dr,Oftaw
  • Score: 17

7:35am Thu 14 Aug 14

SuperHorns says...

That firepower up front is the envy of every Championship team this season. Keep them all at the club. I would love to see every single one of them fight for that spot and in due process deliver at minimum promotion for the orns!
That firepower up front is the envy of every Championship team this season. Keep them all at the club. I would love to see every single one of them fight for that spot and in due process deliver at minimum promotion for the orns! SuperHorns
  • Score: 12

8:14am Thu 14 Aug 14

EstebanSemtex says...

Looks like Hull are using their frankly ridiculous windfall from the sale of Long to go after Danny Wellbeck. Hope they manage it. They won't come after Deeney if they do!
Looks like Hull are using their frankly ridiculous windfall from the sale of Long to go after Danny Wellbeck. Hope they manage it. They won't come after Deeney if they do! EstebanSemtex
  • Score: 17

8:27am Thu 14 Aug 14

Poppet Bear says...

Dr,Oftaw wrote:
Get lost Hull. Find someone else
Abso-bloody-lutely !!! Get stuffed
[quote][p][bold]Dr,Oftaw[/bold] wrote: Get lost Hull. Find someone else[/p][/quote]Abso-bloody-lutely !!! Get stuffed Poppet Bear
  • Score: 3

8:28am Thu 14 Aug 14

bigdave8 says...

Shane long....12m !!!!! The world has gone mad!!!!!
Shane long....12m !!!!! The world has gone mad!!!!! bigdave8
  • Score: 12

8:59am Thu 14 Aug 14

JohnnyBarnes says...

I hope I've gauged him right when I say that he seems more willing to pick a best XI in a best formation and then stick to it, until he has reason not to

That will be key to going up in my opinion
I hope I've gauged him right when I say that he seems more willing to pick a best XI in a best formation and then stick to it, until he has reason not to That will be key to going up in my opinion JohnnyBarnes
  • Score: 2

9:16am Thu 14 Aug 14

gloryhornet4 says...

All 3 goals scored against Bolton were by a quick ball to a player that did not need anyone else's help to score.

Keeping TD MV & FF fit and playing regularly with decide if Watford get 100+ points this season - if not then I guess we will just have to settle for automatic promotion.

If any one doubts 100 points - MOM our Mr P looks like he will be like having Adam Johnson back - we were on fire until he left.
All 3 goals scored against Bolton were by a quick ball to a player that did not need anyone else's help to score. Keeping TD MV & FF fit and playing regularly with decide if Watford get 100+ points this season - if not then I guess we will just have to settle for automatic promotion. If any one doubts 100 points - MOM our Mr P looks like he will be like having Adam Johnson back - we were on fire until he left. gloryhornet4
  • Score: -4

9:35am Thu 14 Aug 14

OliverF1976 says...

Personally I think that the Pozzos have very shrewdly and purposefully priced out any move for Deeney. A proven Premier League goalscorer has sold for 12 million and the Pozzos want more than that for Deeney. Why would Hull sell Long for that amount also giving a percentage to WBA to then spend it all if not more on an unproven in the top flight replacement. it won't happen. The only possibility I see is a desperate Harry coming knocking at the death on Deadline Day and even then I think he will stay.
Personally I think that the Pozzos have very shrewdly and purposefully priced out any move for Deeney. A proven Premier League goalscorer has sold for 12 million and the Pozzos want more than that for Deeney. Why would Hull sell Long for that amount also giving a percentage to WBA to then spend it all if not more on an unproven in the top flight replacement. it won't happen. The only possibility I see is a desperate Harry coming knocking at the death on Deadline Day and even then I think he will stay. OliverF1976
  • Score: 2

9:48am Thu 14 Aug 14

1watford says...

I have an ex-supplier of mine based in Leicester saying Troy 'IS' signing for them 'today/tomorrow' - he says he is ITK (like most keyboard warriors)...... my response was 'I'm sure TD9 does want to play in the Championship next season' and if staying with WFC does happen and we do get promoted, people (other than Watford related) do not really understand how much with club will develop with Pozzo's/Premiership money, I'm so excited......... but we have to get past the first hurdle and that is the 46 games this season ok ok 45 now

but

I just hope Troy stays - review in Jan, if top two or very close...... stay's till the end of the season, promotion party, and belt out 'we are the champions' at the Vic! as I said tho...... 45 games to pass first :-)
I have an ex-supplier of mine based in Leicester saying Troy 'IS' signing for them 'today/tomorrow' - he says he is ITK (like most keyboard warriors)...... my response was 'I'm sure TD9 does want to play in the Championship next season' and if staying with WFC does happen and we do get promoted, people (other than Watford related) do not really understand how much with club will develop with Pozzo's/Premiership money, I'm so excited......... but we have to get past the first hurdle and that is the 46 games this season ok ok 45 now but I just hope Troy stays - review in Jan, if top two or very close...... stay's till the end of the season, promotion party, and belt out 'we are the champions' at the Vic! as I said tho...... 45 games to pass first :-) 1watford
  • Score: 3

5:21pm Thu 14 Aug 14

stevemag says...

Why would anyone want to go to Hull ! ? It's the pits of the universe!!!!
Why would anyone want to go to Hull ! ? It's the pits of the universe!!!! stevemag
  • Score: 4

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