WATFORD have been linked with Italian defender Salvatore Monaco but that is news to Luca Vialli and company.

They are more likely to be interested in Rangers' defender Scott Wilson, who they tracked earlier this season. Then Wilson was determined to stay and fight for his place, but now says he wants to leave Ibrox.

* Former director Alec White died this week at Berkhamsted.

An implacable opponent of Jim Bonser, the former vice-chairman was involved in angry, critical exchanges with the club chairman and was a key figure in the Leslie Wise takeover saga.

It was the rag-trade tycoon's refusal to sign a promise to Bonser not to have White on his board, that was one of the reasons that prevented the takeover going through.

Alec White served on the Watford board from 1965 until 1970.

* Vialli looked back on the Manchester City defeat this week.

"When you reflect on the game, probably the fact we lost Coxy did not help us to settle but we defended, and when you play Manchester City it is also about defending. We defended well although we conceded the goal.

"We passed the ball about a bit better. Having two players such as Tommy Smith and Jermaine enabled us to be able to play the ball earlier to give them a chance.

"A few times we missed the opportunity to change from a defensive situation to an offensive one, our passes were a bit slow coming out and they were less than accurate, but we are not perfect."

Looking back on the own goal, he said: "Heidar got back there well in a counter-attack situation. He was covering Filippo and he was there, but he decided to play the ball with the outside of his foot. As you say, the fact he is not familiar with that position meant, probably, he did not handle the situation in the best possible way.

"He had a solid game. He does not play that often, so it is not easy for him. So many times he has had to come on as a substitute, and he has always done particularly well. It is an accident I will forget."