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Keeper crisis leaves Loach as No1

Watford boss Aidy Boothroyd reckons the goalkeeper crisis at Vicarage Road is "the last thing we need at the moment" with the Hornets having only rookie Scott Loach available for the start of the season.

The Hornets have seen last season`s first choice Richard Lee sidelined as he recovers from a knee injury whilst the experienced back-up of Mart Poom pulled up injured in Saturday`s 1-1 draw with Brentford.

20 year old Loach, who has been touted as a potential Premier league keeper in the future, earnt rave reviews on loan at Bradford last season but he has only 22 league games to his name - all in Division 2!!!

But the former Lincoln and Ipswich Town trainee stopper got the backing of Boothroyd, who said "I thought Scott came on and did superbly well He`s [Loach] been out on loan so maybe this could be a big step for him, he might have to be our man at the moment".




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Writer: Dr Watford Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday July 28 2008

Time: 10:01AM

Your Comments

You could always take Gabor Kiraly off our hands?
turfmanphil
Best news i have had in ages, i hope lee stays injured for the season!! give Loach a try, there are younger keeps playing in the premiership, he has gotta learn his trade, so why not here! Surprised that Vital has not commented on the row between the W. observer and wfc. just a thought!
ANDY710
Give him a chance and maybe his time has come in any case, certainly Poom did not perform last season and Lee's standards dropped towrads the end of the seaon. Need to sign some loan cover though. Yes, I too would like to know whyVital has withdrawn it's report on the real major issue at the Vic at the moment. (ie the Cash crisis!) Does not bode well for open factual reporting. Heh Ho.
RFB-gloryhornetboys
It might be good to give Scott a chance in the first team. He might just surprise us. (We hope)
watford1881
 

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