Watford captain Troy Deeney's memoir Redemption is scheduled for publication on September 30, the striker has announced.

The memoir, published by Octopus books, will share stories of self-sabotage, from simply not turning up to Aston Villa's football trials as a teenager and playing while drunk to being imprisoned for affray at the height of his career and how despite all this, he went on to score more than 20 goals in three successive seasons and become the club captain, an FA Cup finalist, promotion winner and third highest all-time goalscorer.

Behind the football persona is a "remarkable story of resilience, hardship and self reflection," the publisher said.

Deeney said: "I'm excited to be publishing my memoir this autumn. I believe my story is a unique one, but will resonate with a lot of people. It will demonstrate how you should never give up on what you believe in.



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"Redemption is a truly honest account of my life, from a rocky childhood and tough start to my career, to incredible highs both on and off the pitch. I believe this book will appeal to those from all walks of life and, importantly, to those who've had to face adversity and yet still want to pursue their dreams."