Glenn Murray is currently training alone with Watford as a solution to his future is sought.

The striker signed on a season long loan from Brighton and Hove Albion at the beginning of the campaign, but is now looking to leave after being used sparingly by both Vladimir Ivic and now Xisco Munoz.

His arrival came with Troy Deeney looking likely to depart, but the Hornets skipper's decision to stay has left Murray essentially surplus to requirements at Vicarage Road, with Deeney, Joao Pedro, Stipe Perica and Andre Gray all above him in the pecking order.

An agreement to end his loan prematurely and send him to Queens Park Rangers for the remainder of the season had been discussed, but the Rs have since signed Charlie Austin, all but ending any hopes of that deal taking place.

Now aged 37, the former Crystal Palace and Bournemouth man has only made six appearances in all competitions and has not played since he came off the bench in a 1-1 draw with Wycombe Wanderers back in October. He was last named as a substitute for the 1-1 draw with QPR in November and since then has not featured in any match day squad.

Murray wants to play as he nears the end of his career and is understood to be keen to find a viable route away from Watford, but with the January transfer window closing in just 11 days, time is running out for him to find a suitable option.

It is understood there is no break clause in his contract at Vicarage Road, but both Watford and Brighton are happy to terminate the deal should a move that suits all parties be found.