Andre Gray and Will Hughes will be available for Watford's match with Wycombe Wanderers tomorrow evening, but Troy Deeney is not ready just yet.

Head coach Vladimir Ivic confirmed the pair, who watched Saturday's draw with Bournemouth from the stands, are back in contention, but said he needed to be "smart" when choosing his matchday squad.

Their lengthy layoff means the Serbian may choose to rest them again for now, but he expects come next month they will be back to their best.

"Andre Gray and Will Hughes are ready to be with the squad," he said. "Now it's a question of if we will use them in the game tomorrow, or for the next one.

"Both of them are important players for us and both of them are quality, experienced players who can give us an extra level in our game, in both ways, in attack and defence. It's just a question now that we need to be smart to use them in the correct way, to not take some kind of risk because we know that both of them have stayed out for a long period. I expect them to be ready 100 per cent after the international break.

Watford Observer:

"Troy Deeney needs more time to prepare himself to be ready for the game but the good thing is that Andre and Will, they're close to coming back to help us in our next games."

One player who could be facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines is striker Stipe Perica, who was taken off with an arm injury during the game with the Cherries at the weekend after opening the scoring.

Watford Observer:

Ivic had hoped the injury was not a bad one, but now believes surgery could be a consideration for the Croatian.

"[Perica] had a scan, he had an MRI and now we are waiting for some opinion from some doctors who can give us an exact opinion if he's obligated to do some surgery and [until] when he could be out," he said. "This is now the typical process that you need to wait and I hope that in the next two days we will know exactly everything about his injury and how long he will stay out for."