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Dickinson: I didn't want to just collect my wages

ALTHOUGH the Pozzo family taking over Watford FC has transformed the club into a completely different prospect, not everyone has benefited, writes James McDougall

Carl Dickinson played in just three Championship games for Watford following the takeover and was sent out on loan to Portsmouth and Coventry respectively.

Dickinson now finds himself back in the Potteries with Port Vale after being released a year early from his Watford contract.

He said: "It`s great to be playing week in week out again. That second season was a really hard year for me, to not be playing as much as I`d liked to and not being around the team on match days.

"That`s one of the reasons why I moved, I didn`t want to be someone who was happy to sit around and collect their wages at the end of the week.

'I needed to be somewhere training every day knowing I was going to be playing on the Saturday."

Regardless of being well down the pecking order, Dickinson was quick to praise Gianfranco Zola and how he handled the situation.

"Zola was brilliant with me, I`ve not got a bad word to say about him.

"If I needed extra help he`d always offer it to me and he was always there if I needed to talk to him. Even when I did leave the club he told me if I ever needed anything then he`d help me out."

Dickinson still keeps up to date with the Watford scores and despite a shaky start to the season, he still predicts bright things for the hornets.

"Watford have been a bit inconsistent lately. They`ve had a few sloppy results but come the end of the season, I definitely think they`ll be there or thereabouts."

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Writer: James McDougall Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday November 16 2013

Time: 9:00AM


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