Vital Football

Latest Watford FC News

A Fit Squad Again.

A Fit Squad Again.

Following their flying start to the season, Watford have come back to earth with a bit of a bump with no wins in their last five league games - during which time they've slipped from third to seventh in the league.

However, Aidy refuses to dwell on the under-par performance against the Foxes: 'We can't think too much about individual games or results. From the moment I came in here, we've been working to a long-term plan.'

If anything, the bright start the saw Watford establish themselves amongst the early season pace-setters in The Championship, has raised expectations a little earlier than Aidy was planning.

Returning to action so soon after a defeat gives the team a quick opportunity to make amends and the boss shares that view: 'Yes, we're about to go into a hectic spell of seven games in 21 days.

'So I'll be keeping a close eye on how the team is coping with that. When I said that we lacked energy on Saturday, I wasn't referring to the physical performance.

'Ever since I came here, we've been a really mentally alert side but we didn't manage that on Saturday. That's what I meant.'

Watford are now back to full fitness, but boss Boothroyd doesn't plan on making wholesale changes to the team that lost to Leicester and says he has allowed the loan players to return to their clubs.

He told the official site: 'No, I don't expect to make big changes for Tuesday's game. We've got a fully-fit squad now so I've let the loan guys return to their clubs.'

He confirms Henderson is ready to return:

'Darius Henderson spent the weekend in intensive training to get him back to the fitness levels he'll need for a match so he's now available for selection for Tuesday night.'

He also says the recent bad form won't worry him 'It won't affect my preparations for Tuesday night at all. As I said, I don't like to take too much from individual games - I prefer to focus on long-term development and one bad performance is not going to change my views on the squad we've got here.'

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football

Writer:Site Staff
Date:Monday October 17 2005
Time: 6:35PM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
He also says the recent bad form won't worry him 'It won't affect my preparations for Tuesday night at all. As I said, I don't like to take too much from individual games - I prefer to focus on long-term development and one bad performance is not going to change my views on the squad we've got here.'
DP
17/03/2006 18:04:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Watford Articles

Watford Battle With Middlesbrough For Espinosa

Watford and Middlesbrough will be go 'head-to-head' in the hopes of landing the Sporting Gijon free agent with it also reported Everton & Bournemouth are 'admirers' of Espinosa.

Mazzarri Targets Inter Milan Pair?

Reports say Watford are in for Inter Milan pair Juan Jesus and Davide Santon.

Who Will Watford Face In 2016/17 (29/5/16)

All promotions and relegations for the season of 2015/16 have been confirmed, so the full make up of the Premier League for 2016/17 is now known.

No More Quarter Final Replays For Watford

Should Watford progress through to an FA Cup quarter final from the 2016/17 season onwards, the game will no longer be subject to a replay.

Archived Vital Watford Articles

Vital Watford articles from

Site Journalists

Harry Welch
Editor email
Profile
KDCallanan
no email
Profile
chrisgwfc
no email
Profile
Colin Cowan
no email
Profile
Alex Moore
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Sunderland MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Gomes5%
Cathcart1%
Prodl1%
Britos0%
Ake3%
Abdi24%
Guedioura1%
Watson1%
Jurado2%
Ighalo1%
Deeney57%
Sub - Paredes1%
Sub - Suarez1%
Sub - Amrabat2%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Leicester City 38 23 12 3 81 32
2 Arsenal 38 20 11 7 71 29
3 Spurs 38 19 13 6 70 34
4 Man City 38 19 9 10 66 30
5 Man Utd 38 19 9 10 66 14
6 Southampton 38 18 9 11 63 18
7 West Ham 38 16 14 8 62 14
8 Liverpool 38 16 12 10 60 13
9 Stoke 38 14 9 15 51 -14
10 Chelsea 38 12 14 12 50 6
11 Everton 38 11 14 13 47 4
12 Swansea 38 12 11 15 47 -10
13 Watford 38 12 9 17 45 -10
14 WBA 38 10 13 15 43 -14
15 Crystal Palace 38 11 9 18 42 -12
16 AFC Bournemouth 38 11 9 18 42 -22
17 Sunderland 38 9 12 17 39 -14
R Newcastle 38 9 10 19 37 -21
R Norwich 38 9 7 22 34 -28
R Aston Villa 38 3 8 27 17 -49
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Watford Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Kevwicks1