Watford midfielder Domingos Quina is set to miss out on up to two months of football with a hamstring injury.

The Portuguese youngster was absent for the Hornets’ 1-1 draw with Brentford on Tuesday evening and head coach Vladimir Ivic has confirmed that it will be some time before he returns.

“He is out and he will be out for a long period,” said Ivic. “He has an injury in his hamstring and they told me yesterday that he will be out between six and eight weeks.”

While things are not looking positive for Quina, elsewhere there was better news for Watford, with Joao Pedro nearing a return from a small problem and Adam Masina finally in a position to play once again.

Nevertheless, Ivic still wants to bring in reinforcements in the left back position, claiming it could still be some time before Masina is back to his best.

“Pedro, we will see tomorrow, how he will be and take the decision if he is ready or not for the next game,” he said.

“The chance is 50/50. In this moment, we need to think about the health of the player because if he is not really 100 per cent,. we can take some kind of risk and lose the player for some period and I don’t like to do it.

“Adam Masina was, in the previous game, with us on the bench and he’s a guy we can use now.

“This position is not fully covered. Masina is a guy who started pre-season but got a serious injury and stayed out for four and a half months. We cannot expect now for one guy to come back and be at the top level. It’s impossible.”

Ivic also confirmed that Will Hughes remains unavailable, saying: "His situation is the same."