Matty Whichelow returns to Watford after loan spell at Exeter City ends

Watford forward Matty Whichelow has returned from his loan spell at Exeter City.

Whichelow’s one-month loan expired this week and the forward will now rejoin the Hornets as he hopes to earn a place in the squad for this weekend’s game with Crystal Palace.

The 20-year-old was a regular in the first team squad last season, making five starts and 16 substitute appearances, but has been limited to just eight minutes away to Coventry City during this campaign.

Whichelow had been injured during the summer and we understand it was always planned that his loan spell would last just a month.

The forward made three starts in five possible outings during his time at Exeter, although he missed Saturday’s 2-0 defeat to Bury which sent City bottom of League One.

Watford goalkeeper Jonathan Bond has also finished his loan spell at non-league Brackley Town.

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3:32pm Mon 10 Oct 11

Watfordpete says...

Good. Put him in the squad. Even if it means having no GK on the bench.
Good. Put him in the squad. Even if it means having no GK on the bench. Watfordpete
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3:59pm Mon 10 Oct 11

WFC4ever says...

Watfordpete wrote:
Good. Put him in the squad. Even if it means having no GK on the bench.
Agreed with that!
[quote][p][bold]Watfordpete[/bold] wrote: Good. Put him in the squad. Even if it means having no GK on the bench.[/p][/quote]Agreed with that! WFC4ever
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4:15pm Mon 10 Oct 11

Croxley Cynic says...

Whichelow has the talent and skill to change a game which seems to be lacking in our squad at present. Get him on and give him a chance... what have we got to lose?
Whichelow has the talent and skill to change a game which seems to be lacking in our squad at present. Get him on and give him a chance... what have we got to lose? Croxley Cynic
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4:26pm Mon 10 Oct 11

Chris the Vic says...

Cannot help but agree with the above comments but have I missed something?

Do we have a goalkeeper in the squad!!
Cannot help but agree with the above comments but have I missed something? Do we have a goalkeeper in the squad!! Chris the Vic
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4:33pm Mon 10 Oct 11

LD forever says...

Should start no question about it, been lacking in his area all this season and its not improving its getting worse, Matty maybe just what we need to change things around. Stick Bond in goal too miles better than Loach and Gilmartin
Should start no question about it, been lacking in his area all this season and its not improving its getting worse, Matty maybe just what we need to change things around. Stick Bond in goal too miles better than Loach and Gilmartin LD forever
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4:54pm Mon 10 Oct 11

buckler says...

LD forever wrote:
Should start no question about it, been lacking in his area all this season and its not improving its getting worse, Matty maybe just what we need to change things around. Stick Bond in goal too miles better than Loach and Gilmartin
Agree we have nothing to lose and with 2 poor GKs Bond cant be any worse! Might just save Dyche's job.
[quote][p][bold]LD forever[/bold] wrote: Should start no question about it, been lacking in his area all this season and its not improving its getting worse, Matty maybe just what we need to change things around. Stick Bond in goal too miles better than Loach and Gilmartin[/p][/quote]Agree we have nothing to lose and with 2 poor GKs Bond cant be any worse! Might just save Dyche's job. buckler
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6:43pm Mon 10 Oct 11

lutondown says...

buckler wrote:
LD forever wrote:
Should start no question about it, been lacking in his area all this season and its not improving its getting worse, Matty maybe just what we need to change things around. Stick Bond in goal too miles better than Loach and Gilmartin
Agree we have nothing to lose and with 2 poor GKs Bond cant be any worse! Might just save Dyche's job.
God 6 posts that make sense!
Drop the dross and play the bright young guns, can't do no worse
And that includes Dick Van Dyche!!
[quote][p][bold]buckler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LD forever[/bold] wrote: Should start no question about it, been lacking in his area all this season and its not improving its getting worse, Matty maybe just what we need to change things around. Stick Bond in goal too miles better than Loach and Gilmartin[/p][/quote]Agree we have nothing to lose and with 2 poor GKs Bond cant be any worse! Might just save Dyche's job.[/p][/quote]God 6 posts that make sense! Drop the dross and play the bright young guns, can't do no worse And that includes Dick Van Dyche!! lutondown
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7:03pm Mon 10 Oct 11

rousman 2 says...

So this is about Matty Whichelow returning to the club after a loan at Exeter City but the main topic is again Scott Loach. Gilmartin will get you relegated I agree he is not up to it. The fact is that in the last 2 season's Scott did not. If SD has lost faith in SL get a keeper on loan.
So this is about Matty Whichelow returning to the club after a loan at Exeter City but the main topic is again Scott Loach. Gilmartin will get you relegated I agree he is not up to it. The fact is that in the last 2 season's Scott did not. If SD has lost faith in SL get a keeper on loan. rousman 2
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7:31pm Mon 10 Oct 11

cliff46 says...

He is a promising lad but as far as I am aware he hasn't been hugely successful at Exeter, in fairness to him he has hardly had much time to settle in there.

Another couple of months of regular first team football ( with the ability to recall him should we have injuries) would in my view have helped his development
no end.
He is a promising lad but as far as I am aware he hasn't been hugely successful at Exeter, in fairness to him he has hardly had much time to settle in there. Another couple of months of regular first team football ( with the ability to recall him should we have injuries) would in my view have helped his development no end. cliff46
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8:35pm Mon 10 Oct 11

lutondown says...

Yes Cleef just in time to turn out for us in Division one!
Just when it all started to get sensible!!
Yes Cleef just in time to turn out for us in Division one! Just when it all started to get sensible!! lutondown
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8:28am Tue 11 Oct 11

stuperman says...

Hooray! Much rather see Wichelow than Forsyth. Besides Brucie has to rush off after the game to do Come Dancing - (to which he is much better suited!!)
Hooray! Much rather see Wichelow than Forsyth. Besides Brucie has to rush off after the game to do Come Dancing - (to which he is much better suited!!) stuperman
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9:06am Tue 11 Oct 11

cliff46 says...

No lutondown, I didn't say leave him there for the season, I said another couple of months, which by my reckoning would get him back ready to hit the ground running for January.
Must be better for the lad than warming our bench week after week, assuming he makes the bench now it is down to just five.
No lutondown, I didn't say leave him there for the season, I said another couple of months, which by my reckoning would get him back ready to hit the ground running for January. Must be better for the lad than warming our bench week after week, assuming he makes the bench now it is down to just five. cliff46
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11:32am Tue 11 Oct 11

exeterhornet says...

A few points the majority of you will not be aware of:-
I saw Matty start three games at Exeter. They played him right midfield but far deeper than I thought he should be.
He hardly stood out at all. I dont think this was his fault due to the following reasons.
1) He hardly got the ball, particularly in the attacking half of the pitch.
2) The Grecians are struggling this year largely due to the sale/loss of their three best players over the summer AND a chronic injury list amongst the strikers (that's why I thought he'd be pushed up front).
3)Most of Exeter's attacks were down the left side, often due to the fact the keeper ( a very dodgy polish fella) consistently whacked kicks down that side of the pitch, and on many occasions straight out and into the stands.
To summarise, Matty hardly had a chance to shine and I can't blame the City regulars for thinking he was ordinary at best BASED ON WHAT THEY SAW.
Personally, from what I have seen of him in the yellow shirt, I think he's the dog's sphereoids and hope he gets his chance
A few points the majority of you will not be aware of:- I saw Matty start three games at Exeter. They played him right midfield but far deeper than I thought he should be. He hardly stood out at all. I dont think this was his fault due to the following reasons. 1) He hardly got the ball, particularly in the attacking half of the pitch. 2) The Grecians are struggling this year largely due to the sale/loss of their three best players over the summer AND a chronic injury list amongst the strikers (that's why I thought he'd be pushed up front). 3)Most of Exeter's attacks were down the left side, often due to the fact the keeper ( a very dodgy polish fella) consistently whacked kicks down that side of the pitch, and on many occasions straight out and into the stands. To summarise, Matty hardly had a chance to shine and I can't blame the City regulars for thinking he was ordinary at best BASED ON WHAT THEY SAW. Personally, from what I have seen of him in the yellow shirt, I think he's the dog's sphereoids and hope he gets his chance exeterhornet
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