Watford go into this afternoon's crunch relegation clash with Plymouth Argyle with six crucial players missing from the starting XI through injury and suspension.

The Hornets makeshift midfield consists of stalwart John Eustace but then Ross Jenkins is expected to line-up alongside him in the middle, with Don Cowie and Stephen McGinn on the flanks.

The back four is also affected by injuries with Lee Hodson at left back and Dale Bennett remaining at centre half due to the absence of Lloyd Doyley and Martin Taylor, although the former Birmingham City man is fit enough to make the bench.

Arsenal loanee Henri Lansbury and Jon Harley are suspended and Will Buckley and Tom Cleverley are both expected to miss the rest of the season.

Plymouth make two changes to the side which lost 2-0 to Middlebrough with on loan Burnley defender Richard Eckersley coming in for Alan Judge and Yala Bolasie replaces Joe Mason.

Watford: Loach; Mariappa, Bennett, DeMerit, Hodson; McGinn, Jenkins, Eustace, Cowie; Graham, Helguson.

Subs: Lee, Taylor, Oshodi, Bryan, Noble, Henderson, Hoskins.

Plymouth: Stockdale; Eckersley, N'Gala, Bhasera, R. Johnson; Duguid, Clark, D. Johnson, Bolasie; Mackie, Wright-Phillips.

Subs: Larrieu, Fallon, Barker, Judge, Folly, Mason, Cooper.