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Time for forward thinking at Watford

Time for forward thinking at Watford

Wrap that Hoskins boy in cotton wool…

The former Rotherham hitman is the ONLY centre forward available for selection ahead of the visit of Reading…and even he`s only just recovered from a groin strain!!!

The Hornets 'tale of striking` woe took an unexpected turn for the worse last night after Tamas Priskin was the latest line leader to pull up injured with a hamstring snap.

So that`s Rasiak (shoulder), Robinson (arm), Liam Henderson (sunburn from Valencia?) and the Hungarian hitman all ruled out, leaving Aidy Boothroyd with a major head ache upfront.

The Hornets chief said "We`ve got 1 recognised centre forward at the club now who`s fit in Will Hoskins and Tommy Smith`s playing up there in an unaccustomed position and doing very, very well".

But couple the full treatment room with the loan departures of Ashikodi, Ellington and Kabba - who incidently scored with a corker for Blackpool at the weekend - and well, the Vicarage Road cupboards are bare.

Boothroyd has even admitted the striker shortage has got that bad he`ll need to go cap in hand to the tight-fisted board in a bid to beg, steal and borrow a frontman from somewhere.

He added "I've got to go and have a chat with the chairman and see what's available because it's a lot to ask with the amount of games we`ve got in a short space of time".

"We`ve got to make sure we get some bodies to be able to cope with the workload."

Let`s just hope then though that any loan signing is more of a Mooney than a Benjamin.

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Writer:Dr Watford
Date:Wednesday September 17 2008
Time: 1:11PM


Will be interesting to see if we can afford anyone or whether the club was bluffing about a lack of funds...
17/09/2008 15:44:00
They are not bluffing about the funds!! the board have have spent the money, they just don't want to tell us on what?
17/09/2008 17:10:00
Get ready for one of the centre backs to be thrown up front.
17/09/2008 17:14:00
Now i'm sure i've got a pair of footie boots somewhere!!! are we that desperate yet??? LOL :-)
17/09/2008 19:21:00
we dont have any spare center backs avable or thatwould have been an option im sure lol
17/09/2008 21:00:00
Why are we loaning players in when we've already got out own players out on loan? Crazy. Just call Ashikodi or Kabba back until the end of the year and review the situation then, surely?
18/09/2008 11:45:00
I agree with ya (though I'd leave Ashikodi well alone if reports of his poor performances for Hereford are anything to go by). Kabba seems to have found a fine fettle of form since playing regularly and he is still our player. I do question though whether Watford were wise enough to include a recall clause in his loan deal contract with Blackpool - After all AB was desperate to offload him so would probably have agreed to anything....
18/09/2008 12:21:00
priskin and doyley are out for 6 games
18/09/2008 17:52:00
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