Vital Football

Latest Watford FC News

Rich pickings for Lee at Watford

Rich pickings for Lee at Watford

Watford 3rd choice keeper Richard Lee has confirmed he`s shelved plans to seek out a short-term loan deal after Mart Poom popped his shoulder in the 2-1 draw with Reading.

Lee has been out in the Hertfordshire wilderness since returning from a pre-season knee injury with Aidy Boothroyd opting to back up Estonian stopper Poom with the youthful legs of 19 year old Scott Loach.

But with Watford medical guru Andy Rolls confirming Poom "will be out for the foreseeable future" all thanks to dislocated his shoulder (sustained in a challenge with Kevin Doyle) the door could be opened again for Lee to restake a claim for the first team shirt.

In his weekly blog at www.richardleegk.co.uk, the stopper said "…Up until Poomy`s injury on Saturday I had actually just begun to look for a short-term loan in order to get some games…it will now be a battle between myself and Scott [Loach] for the shirt".

Many on-lookers had fully expected Lee to be first choice again this season, after making 41 appearances last season, but a quite awful mistake away at Hull in the Play-Offs appeared to have put the final nail in Lee`s Watford career under Aidy Boothroyd.

Lee even admitted himself that he has been "surprised not be included" in a matchday squad this season but knows the score, insisting "I`ll once again be fighting for a chance. I`ve been in this position many times before so I know the script".

The first act of that 'script` will be played out tonight but Hornets boss Boothroyd is expected to keep his faith in the youthful head of Loach and put Lee on the bench for the Carling Cup clash with the Hammers.

But hey, the gloves are off….













Win £1,000,000 every week with Man of the Match®

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Dr Watford
Date:Tuesday September 23 2008
Time: 9:25AM

Comments

0
Do me a favour Lee, keep looking for that move!
ANDY710
23/09/2008 12:54:00
0
in the 2-1 draw with Reading. Love it :D
PatMacWatford
23/09/2008 16:36:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Watford Articles

Another Italian Job

Rumour has it the Watford boss has his eyes fixed on Serie A for potential summer transfers with Juventus' Lemina and Napoli's Allan - not for the first time in both instances - linked.

Watford FC Injury List Concerns

Our weekly update looking at the injury table for Watford FC and also comparing with all our competitors in the Premier League.

Does Possession Mean For Everything? (14/2/17)

Control of the ball or simply hit on the counter attack having soaked up pressure - it's an age old debate in football and a club's style for many is sacrosanct.

Mazzarri Takes The Positives

Head coach Walter Mazzarri has reflected on Saturday's loss to Manchester United and he knows that without individual errors the scoreline could've been different.

Archived Vital Watford Articles

Vital Watford articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Watford
Write For Vital Watford
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Man U MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Gomes75%
Cathcart0%
Kaboul0%
Prodl0%
Britos0%
Cleverley25%
Zarate0%
Capoue0%
Niang0%
Holebas0%
Deeney0%
Sub - Janmaat0%
Sub - Okaka0%
Sub - Success0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 25 19 3 3 60 34
2 Man City 25 16 4 5 52 22
3 Spurs 25 14 8 3 50 28
4 Arsenal 25 15 5 5 50 26
5 Liverpool 25 14 7 4 49 24
6 Man Utd 25 13 9 3 48 17
7 Everton 25 11 8 6 41 13
8 WBA 25 10 7 8 37 3
9 Stoke 25 8 8 9 32 -6
10 West Ham 25 9 5 11 32 -9
11 Southampton 25 8 6 11 30 -3
12 Burnley 25 9 3 13 30 -9
13 Watford 25 8 6 11 30 -13
14 AFC Bournemouth 25 7 5 13 26 -14
15 Swansea 25 7 3 15 24 -23
16 Middlesbrough 25 4 10 11 22 -8
17 Leicester City 25 5 6 14 21 -19
18 Hull City 25 5 5 15 20 -27
19 Crystal Palace 25 5 4 16 19 -14
20 Sunderland 25 5 4 16 19 -22
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Watford Results (view all)

Watford Fixtures (view all)

Feb 25 2017 5:30PM : West Ham United (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 4 2017 3:00PM : Southampton (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 13 2017 8:00PM : Chelsea (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 18 2017 3:00PM : Crystal Palace (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Sunderland (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 4 2017 7:45PM : West Bromwich Albion (H)
Barclays Premier League
Vital Football Comment