UK time is: 19:14:25
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Hornets hunt Healy on loan

Those speculation hungry sports hacks at the Sunday Mirror reckon Watford are in the hunt to sign Sunderland striker David Healy on loan - but face stiff competition for his signature.

The Northern Ireland hitman, who has been out cold with injury in the Wearside wilderness since signing from F`lem last summer, is reportedly on Malky Mackay`s list of targets for when the emergency loan window opens... but the Braveheart Watford boss won`t have it all his own way.

Oh no, the Sunday Mirror have the Black Cat`s bitter rivals, Newcastle, as likely leading candidates whilst his old Sunderland gaffer, Roy Keane, wants to take Healy to Portman Road also, apparently.

Healy has publicly insisted he`d rather stay on at the Stadium of Light and fight for his place with 2 years left on his contract but with Steve Bruce bolstering his frontline through the arrival of Darren Bent, opportunities will surely be limited for the former Leeds and PNE hotshot.

Let`s not forget that the Hornets were reportedly after Healy about 3 seasons ago and were even ready to splash 2m to sign him from Leeds, only for the player to prefer the delights of West London and the luxuries on offer at Craven Cottage.

With 91 career goals in 256 starts, Healy`s league stats talk volumes for ability in front of goal and the VitalWatford boys can`t help but think the signing of the former Man Utd trainee - to play alongside Heider or Danny 'Golden` Graham - would be a wonderful addition to the Hornet ranks...

Hell, even teaming Healy up with his former Preston striking partner, Richard Cresswell - a dangerous duo that produced over 100 goals in 4 years at Deepdale - could also be a considered a shrewd move by the Watford board (if they can convince the pair to be reunited on loan).




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



*Try Vital Mobile FOR FREE for the latest news, scores, fixtures and so much more*

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

The Journalist

Writer: Dr Watford Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday September 6 2009

Time: 4:05PM

Your Comments

Seems a whole host of clubs are chasing Healy - either way he'd be a great buy for anyone in the Championship - hope we (QPR) go for him!
Boxer
I don't think we've got a chance...
watford1881
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Articles

Stats: Watford v Ipswich Town (Saturday April 19 2014)

Watford v Ipswich starting XIs (Saturday April 19 2014)

Preview: Watford v Ipswich Town (Saturday April 19 2014)

Opposing View: Ipswich Town (Friday April 18 2014)

Earlybird Season Ticket Sales (Friday April 18 2014)

Stats: Millwall v Watford (Saturday April 12 2014)

Millwall v Watford starting XIs (Saturday April 12 2014)

Archived Articles

List All Vital Watford Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. KDCallanan 6
2. ANDY710 4

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Watford 3 - 1 Ipswich
Millwall 2 - 2 Watford
Watford 3 - 0 Leeds Utd
Watford 1 - 1 Burnley
Sheff Wed 1 - 4 Watford
Watford 3 - 3 Blackburn

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
9. Forest 43 15 17 11 5 62
10. Bournemouth 43 17 11 15 -1 62
11. Blackburn 43 15 16 12 3 61
12. Watford 42 15 15 12 18 60
13. Middlesbrough 43 14 16 13 9 58
14. Bolton 43 13 16 14 -2 55
15. Sheff Wed 43 13 14 16 2 53

Breaking League News

Two Goals In Two Minutes See Watford Beat Ipswich
Watford : 19/04/2014 18:58:00
Birmingham : 19/04/2014 18:57:00
Nugent Outfoxes Rangers
Q.P.R. : 19/04/2014 18:56:00
Millwall : 19/04/2014 18:34:00
Leicester City : 19/04/2014 18:29:00
Reds Ratings
Barnsley : 19/04/2014 18:10:00
Barnsley : 19/04/2014 18:02:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Should Stuart Attwell have refereed the Burnley game?
Suggested By:  Editor
Yes 33%
No 67%