Glenn Murray's time at Watford could be cut short with the striker unhappy about the amount of game time he is currently getting.

The club are considering all options for the forward, who could be sent back to his parent club Brighton and Hove Albion as soon as next month, having not featured for the Hornets since the draw at Wycombe Wanderers back in October.

Since then he has fallen way down the pecking order at Vicarage Road, with head coach Vladimir Ivic even opting to name two substitute goalkeepers in his matchday squad, despite the veteran forward being available for selection.

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Asked about Murray's future yesterday, Ivic said: "I cannot tell you something - I don't take him because of tactical reasons. Currently I have three or four players in this position who for me are in a better shape."

The Watford Observer understands that Watford are actively looking for a solution to the situation and that a return to Brighton is one option being explored.

It is thought he would then be more likely to be loaned out elsewhere rather than stay at the Amex.