Troy Deeney says he has had a "great run" at Watford and does not know if he has played his last game for the club following their relegation from the Premier League.

A 3-2 defeat at Arsenal ended the Hornets' five-season stay in England's top flight.

The 32-year-old club captain has one year to run on his current contract.

"I honestly don't know if this is going to be my last game at Watford or in the Premier League," said Deeney.

"If I do ultimately stop playing for Watford as of now I've had a great run.

"Things happen in football. I have been here 10 years. If it is my time to go, it is my time to go."

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Deeney joined from Walsall in August 2010 and has scored 123 goals in 367 league appearances.

Speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live, Deeney said he is to have a knee operation and "go and spend some time with my family".

He added: "At the end of the day they're the only people whose opinions I care about. If someone wants to give me grief online then please do it.

"I'm a big boy with big shoulders and I've had some real world issues so getting some stick online doesn't bother me."


Deeney expects changes at the club over the summer - and said he felt for people who worked at the club behind the scenes as well as the fans.

"Ultimately we have not been good enough, there's no point dancing around it," he said.

"Clubs can go in different directions and players can. If that is my last game, I am happy I went out on my shield. Did I go out and do everything I could? Yes. Was it good enough? No."