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Hornets courting Cathcart loan

Watford are on the verge of signing Man Utd defender 'cool as` Craig Cathcart on loan for 3 months…despite Sky Sports reporting that the Northern Ireland U21 centre back has come back from international duty injured!!!

Malky Mackay`s men are desperately short of defensive cover so the loan capture of Cathcart looks, on paper, to be a shrewd move with the 6ft 2 defender the right calibre of player to fill that large 'Williamson` sized hole in the Hornets rearguard.

'Cool as` Craig is dubbed as "a traditional centre half - good in the air, strong in the tackle" - by the official Red Devils site and has plenty of experience, having played 33 games on loan at Plymouth last season and spent 13 games for Royal Antwerp at Manchester United`s grooming school in Belgium.

So it all looks good… until you head across to the Sky Sports website, who reckon Cathcart has returned to Old Trafford with a hamstring injury sustained whilst out in the Czech Republic with the Northern Ireland U21s.

Rupert Murdock`s meddling sports hacks now suggest he`s set for spell on the sidelines - compounding a bad week for Cathcart, who saw a move to Newcastle collapse on transfer deadline day.




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Writer: Dr Watford Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday September 11 2009

Time: 9:54AM

Your Comments

Cathcart injured, Helguson Injured. Can we be linked with anyone who is fit??
goatswilly
This weekend will be a real test, if we cant beat the bottom club with our threadbare team then its curtains for us this season and if we get a result what happens in spring when the loanees go back? are we in any position to actually buy a player who hasnt got o wonky leg or over the hill?
pghwfc
Bring ya boots don your shorts & yellow shirt & U might get a game... I feel sorry for MM... All his (& our) best players are jumpin' ship... Someone put out the call for Tommy Mooney... Bring back the passion to Watford...
watford1881
Read the Watford Observer as it has not been reported on here, that might just tell you a few things.
ANDY710
I heard weve just got this lad today till january, not to sure if hell play tommorow?
Hornet_7
 

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