Tom Dele-Bashiru has moved a step closer to returning from injury as he continues his rehabilitation at the Watford training ground.

The midfielder suffered anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) damage during the 1-0 defeat away at Reading at the start of October and at the time was expected to be out for as long as six months.

Watford confirmed the Nigerian is now working full-time at the club's London Colney training facility to complete his recovery.

The club also revealed that Ben Foster had returned to light training after missing the last two months of action with a broken finger.

Elsewhere Troy Deeney's achilles injury looks to have ruled him out for a few more weeks yet, with a scan to reassess the damage booked in for later in the month.

Christian Kabasele and Marc Navarro both remain out for the foreseeable future with their respective injuries, while Isaac Success continues his rehabilitation with the Under 23s.

Elsewhere, Nathaniel Chalobah and Joao Pedro will miss tomorrow's clash with Wycombe Wanderers with suspensions, with Chalobah's accumulation of yellow cards also ruling him out of Saturday's match against Nottingham Forest.

In his press conference ahead of tomorrow's game, head coach Xisco Munoz said this was an opportunity for other players to try and earn a place in the team in Pedro and Chalobah's forced absences.

"When you want to take a very good challenge, or a difficult challenge, or a hard challenge, you don't need only 11 players, you need all the squad," said Munoz. "Sometimes there are difficult moments in the Championship, you have different situations, and now is the moment for whoever's waiting for these opportunities to try to give the best for the team.

"I think they're ready, they're fit, they're in a good moment and now is the moment for the players who are waiting.

"When they have a chance to play in the first 11, it's excellent for these new two players coming in."