Nathaniel Chalobah and William Troost-Ekong are pushing to return for Watford’s derby game with Luton Town this weekend after picking up injuries in the win over Reading last week.

After that match, head coach Xisco Munoz said he thought both players would be alright for this weekend’s match and that initially it did not look like either had picked up too big a problem.

“Chalo is a big man,” said Munoz. “He had different problems about the injury but today when he was with us, he gave a very good performance and this is a plus.

“I think it’s not a big problem and I’m sure he will have a full recovery for the next game.

“”[Troost-Ekong] was a little tired and he stopped in a good time.”

Both players will undergo a late fitness assessment ahead of the game at Kenilworth Road.

Another player due to be assessed ahead of the trip to Luton is Tom Cleverley whose return from an injury picked up against Wycombe Wanderers has suffered a couple of setbacks.

The club confirmed the midfielder is hoping to at least be in the squad for the match.

Two players who will not be involved at the weekend are Troy Deeney and Tom Dele-Bashiru, both of whom look increasingly unlikely to return before the end of the season.

Deeney is currently continuing his rehabilitation in the gym at the training ground, while Dele-Bashiru is training alone outside.