UK time is: 16:12:56
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Hartlepool United Preview - Home, Jan 8th

AMIDST ALL the speculation surrounding the future of Malky Mackay, Watford actually have a game to play against Mick Wadsworth's Hartlepool United in the F.A Cup.

The Monkey Hangers sit 8th in League One, just a point outside the Play Off's.


Wadsworth replaced former manager Chris Turner back in August with Turner only having spent eight months in charge of the club.

The Hornet's have not met the Monkey Hanger's since 1978 and the two clubs most recent affiliation was the loan spell of Liam Henderson who was at the Victoria Ground without scoring last season.

Watford Team News: Malky Mackay has a selection headache ahead of Saturday but still the Scot has promised his strongest available XI.

Skipper John Eustace, Lee Hodson and Michael Bryan are all definitely out whilst Jordon Mutch and Andrew Taylor returned to their parent clubs on loan recently.

The loss of Mutch and Taylor leaves Malky needing replacements at left back and central midfield. Lloyd Doyley looks the most likely to replace Taylor with the defence lining up as they did for much of the Scunthorpe clash with Dale Bennett partnering Martin Taylor at centre-half.

Experienced heads in the shape of Don Cowie and Danny Graham were lost against the Iron though they, along with Stephen McGinn are rated as 'touch and go'. Midfielder Josh Walker is cup tied having played in the second round whilst on loan at Stevenage.

Loanees Eddie Oshodi and Tom Aldred are back from temporary spells with Dagenham and Stockport.

Likely Line-up: Loach; Mariappa (c), Taylor, Bennett, Doyley; Jenkins; Whichelow, Deeney, Buckley; Sordell and Massey.

Form Player: Will Buckley - The shaggy-haired winger is in the form of his Watford career of late. Having made everything good happen for the Hornet's in the trouncing of Cardiff, Buckley was also impressive in the defeat of Portsmouth on New Years Day.

Home Form: Watford 3-2 Leicester City, Watford 4-1 Cardiff City and Watford 3-0 Portsmouth.

Head2Head Form: Watford 4-0 Hartlepool United, Hartlepool United 1-0 Watford ('76/'77); Hartlepool United 1-2 Watford and Watford 1-0 Hartlepool United ('77/'78)

Hartlepool United Team News: Defender Sam Collins missed the clash with Notts County having injured his knee against Oldham the week prior so should miss this F.A Cup tie.

Striker Bill Greulich is out following ankle surgery whilst former Palace 'keeper Scott Flinders has had surgery on a thumb ligament problem so misses out.

Line-up Vs. Notts County: Kean; Austin, Haslam, Horwood, Hartley; Sweeney, Monkhouse, Liddle, Humphreys (c); Gamble and McSweeney.



b>Away Form: Bournemouth 0-1 Hartlepool United, Huddersfield 0-1 Hartlepool United and Notts County 3-0 Hartlepool United.




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



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

The Journalist

Writer: Tom Bodell Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday January 7 2011

Time: 3:17PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Watford Articles

OFFICIAL: Odion Ighalo Signs (Tuesday July 29 2014)

Is Odion Ighalo A Watford Player? (Tuesday July 29 2014)

OFFICIAL: Keith Andrews Signs (Thursday July 24 2014)

Pre-Season Update (Sunday July 6 2014)

OFFICIAL: Vydra re-signs on loan (Thursday June 26 2014)

OFFICIAL: Lloyd Dyer Signs (Monday June 16 2014)

2013/14: Fans' Review (Sunday June 8 2014)

Archived Watford 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. ANDY710 2

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Norwich 0 0 0 0 0 0
19. Reading 0 0 0 0 0 0
20. Rotherham 0 0 0 0 0 0
21. Sheff Wed 0 0 0 0 0 0
22. Watford 0 0 0 0 0 0
23. Wigan 0 0 0 0 0 0
24. Wolves 0 0 0 0 0 0

Breaking League News

Trialists Impress & Veseli Will Leave Permanently
Ipswich : 30/07/2014 15:30:00
McCarthy Delighted With McGoldrick Return
Ipswich : 30/07/2014 15:24:00
Southend 1-2 Ipswich
Ipswich : 30/07/2014 15:20:00
Brighton Arrange Signing Session
Brighton : 30/07/2014 15:05:00
Redknapp Admits Move For Leroy Fer
Norwich : 30/07/2014 14:10:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Will Troy Deeney be a Watford player come September 1st?
Suggested By:  Editor
Yes 67%
No 33%