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Hornets did homework with Clever Tom

Hornets did homework with Clever Tom

Malky Mackay has confirmed that Watford are reaping the rewards for doing their "homework" when they recruited 'Clever Tom` Cleverley from the finishing school at Old Trafford.

The Manchester United youngster has adapted so well to life south of the Watford Gap that he`s now chalked up 3 goals in 5 games - including the winner against Plymouth last night - and earnt his first cap for the England U21s.

And Braveheart Watford boss, Malky Mackay, reckons it`s all down to the fact that he`s "settled into the group within 5 minutes" that the Hornets have been able to steer Clever Tom well clear of being struck down with a nasty bout of the Sietes or even a curious case of the ol' Travners (heaven forbid).

Of his highly regarded midfield playmaker, Braveheart told the 'fficial site "We did our homework with him and he`s settled immediately - He`s a great young character, he`s enthusiastic, he`s scored goals and he`s set goals up."

Mackay, who reckons the grounding Cleverley`s had at Manchester United "is invaluable" added "Tom has shown a real willingness to be a team player".

Here at VitalWatford we`ve got to say that as much as people dislike Sir Alex Ferguson and his way of doing things, we didn`t expect anything else. The youngsters that have all come out on loan to Watford - be it Webber, Eagles, Foster and now Cleverley - have all been the ultimate professional without any attitude or self dillusion.

(We can only hope that tradition is upheld by Craig Cathcart).

And it`s good to hear Clever Tom saying that he` eyeing more and more goals and even hints that he might be under the wing at Vicarage Road for the season. He told the W`Observer "If I stay here for the full season then I would like to get into double figures for the season and keep my place in Watford`s team…".

Well, you are certainly going about it the right way young Thomas.

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Writer:Dr Watford
Date:Wednesday September 16 2009
Time: 12:51PM

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