Vital Football

Latest Watford FC News

Ainsworth eyes up Championship return

Ainsworth eyes up Championship return

He might be the latest player out of the revolving Vicarage Road exit door but Lionel Ainsworth reckons he`s set for a quick fire return to the Championship with new side Huddersfield…

Ainsworth has been super fast to 'big up` the Div 1 hopefuls after completing his switch from WD18 on a 2 ½ year deal, stating "Everybody here has the same ambition of getting the Club to the Championship first and foremost and then we can build from there".

The pint-sized winger added "I have come here with the belief that we can get promotion this season, given where we are in the table and the players we have - it`s a step in the right direction for me. I want to go forward just as the club does, so hopefully we can do that in quick time."

Lionel though wasn`t without his options.



ereford boss Graham Turner has said he joined the race of Ainsworth`s signature without success and Lionel himself admits that "…the [Watford] manager called me and gave me my options. From that point on the choice was up to me, so I came up to talk to everyone."

It may be a shrewd move by the young wideman.

Lee Clark`s Terriers sit 8th in Div 1 (with the only negative goal difference in the top half) but are only 7 points from 3rd!!!

With the likes of Kevin Phillips and Swindon hotshot Simon Cox rumoured to be on their way over the Huddersfield horizon, what price, pocket rocket Lionel inspiring the Terriers to swap divisions with his former club?

Exclusive to Vital ! Read now ! The Vital Boxing John H Stacey Interview






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

Writer:Dr Watford
Date:Saturday January 24 2009
Time: 1:00PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Watford Articles

Stats: Hornets v Everton

All the stats from Hornets (3) vs (2) Everton, Vicarage Road, 10/12/16 Att: 20,769

Watford v Everton - Team Sheets

Watford are at Vicarage Road with Everton the visitors for the latest Premier League game.

Watford v Everton - Follow Live On Twitter

Watford are at Vicarage Road with Everton the visitors today, this will be a 12:30pm kick-off.

Chelsea Midfielder Wanted

Odion Ighalo has said he would be 'very happy' to have Chelsea's John Obi Mikel at Watford. The Nigerian is already being linked with Shanghai SIPG, Marseille & Manchester United.

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)

Everton MotM
Suggested By:
Gomes0%
Zuniga0%
Prodl50%
Britos0%
Holebas0%
Guedioura0%
Behrami0%
Capoue0%
Amrabat50%
Okaka0%
Deeney0%
Sub - Janmaat0%
Sub - Watson0%
Sub - Kabasele0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Arsenal 15 10 4 1 34 21
2 Chelsea 14 11 1 2 34 21
3 Liverpool 14 9 3 2 30 17
4 Man City 15 9 3 3 30 13
5 Spurs 14 7 6 1 27 14
6 Man Utd 14 5 6 3 21 3
7 Watford 15 6 3 6 21 -5
8 WBA 14 5 5 4 20 3
9 Everton 15 5 5 5 20 0
10 Stoke 15 5 4 6 19 -5
11 AFC Bournemouth 15 5 3 7 18 -4
12 Southampton 14 4 5 5 17 -2
13 Burnley 15 5 2 8 17 -10
14 Leicester City 15 4 4 7 16 -5
15 Crystal Palace 15 4 3 8 15 -2
16 Middlesbrough 14 3 6 5 15 -2
17 Swansea 15 3 3 9 12 -12
18 West Ham 14 3 3 8 12 -14
19 Hull City 15 3 3 9 12 -18
20 Sunderland 15 3 2 10 11 -13
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)

Dec 14 2016 8:00PM : Manchester City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 17 2016 3:00PM : Sunderland (a)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 26 2016 12:30PM : Crystal Palace (H)
Barclays Premier League
Jan 1 2017 1:30PM : Tottenham Hotspur (H)
Barclays Premier League
Jan 3 2017 8:00PM : Stoke City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Jan 14 2017 3:00PM : Middlesbrough (H)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Gary Pine1
Vital Football Comment