Vital Football

Latest Watford FC News

Mackay hoping for budget boost

Mackay hoping for budget boost

Hornet's boss Malky Mackay hopes that the summer departures of forgotten men Mat Sadler and Nathan Ellington will hand him a timely financial boost ahead of the transfer window.

The duo are expected to leave having both spent part of the season out on loan, Sadler with League Two flops Stockport County and Ellington with Saturday's opponents, Preston North End.

Both signed during the more affluent times of Graham Simpson and Mark Ashton, neither has featured this season and in the case of Sadler it's been two years since he pulled on a yellow jersey.

Speaking to BBC Sport Mackay said he would be sitting down with the board to discuss the allocation of the soon-to-be 'excess' funds:

'I'll discuss that over the coming weeks with the board, in terms of what the finances and expectations are next year,'.

'The budget for next year is something we're looking at but we have new owners in so weekly we'll have discussions right through the summer and I'm sure the picture will become clearer.'

The fact that the Hornet's have been prepared to pay the wages of two players who were clearly not going to be used suggests there may be hope for Mackay in securing the money to spend on first-team players for next season.

It would certainly be one way for Mr Bassini to make himself very popular, very quickly!

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

Writer:Tom Bodell
Date:Friday May 6 2011
Time: 2:46PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Watford Articles

Stats: Liverpool v Watford

All the stats from Liverpool (5) vs (0) Watford, Anfield, 17/3/18 Att: 53,287

Liverpool v Watford - Team Sheets - 17-03-18

Watford head to Anfield to face off against Liverpool for the latest Premier League game.

Watford Defender Gets Northern Ireland Call

Craig Cathcart has been called up by Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill for the coming international break.

No Complaints About Arsenal Defeat

Watford head coach Javi Gracia has said he feels the side can have no complaints following Sunday's defeat to Arsenal.

Watford Archived Articles

Vital Watford articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Watford
Write For Vital Watford
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Liverpool MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Sub - Hughes0%
Sub - Okaka0%
Sub - Janmaat0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Watford Results (view all)

Watford Fixtures

Write for Vital Football