Vital Football

Latest Watford FC News

Plenty of depth for Watford at long last

Plenty of depth for Watford at long last
For the first time in years Watford have senior options throughout the first-team squad. Thanks largely to the return of the five-substitute bench and Sean Dyche`s busy summer shopping spree which saw 10 new faces at Vicarage Road, it`s a fight for the first-team players to even make the match day squad.

With Chris Iwelumo returning from injury following the international break, Dyche even has the luxury of six strikers (if you include Gavin Massey) to choose from.

In the event it looks like Massey will be sent out on loan now, which has to be better for his development than kicking his heels now we have no reserve team.

Troy Deeney has never really cut it up front for the 'Orns in what has been quite a limited number of opportunities, but out wide his hard-work and endeavour look to have secured him a new role in the squad.

Marvin Sordell will surely start up front with Andi Weimann who looked impressive on his second Hornet`s debut against Birmingham nearly a fortnight ago.

All that leaves new-boy Joe Garner looking at a place on the bench alongside the returning Iwelumo who will surely be looking to prove himself after a slow start in Watford colours.

We then move onto the centre of midfielder where John Eustace and Jonathan Hogg immediately look like the established pairing.

Ross Jenkins is surely the obvious understudy to the skipper which leaves Prince Buaben as (hopefully one of two) midfielder`s on the bench.

Once Stephen McGinn comes back in the New Year, one fears for Buaben`s place as McGinn is the direct rival for his place and if Buaben`s fitness isn`t sorted soon then he`s losing the march on McGinn for a first team place.

In terms of the bench, I`d like to see Dyche being more adventurous with his selections. Where has Matty Whichelow been so far this season? I was aware of an injury problem early in the campaign but as far as I`m away he`s sorted now, so get him involved. He`s one of the few attacking threats we have who can change games and always worth a place on the bench.

Therefore I`d like to see a bench that looks something like this: Gilmartin; Mirfin/Bennett/Hodson, Whichelow, Buaben, Iwelumo/Deeney & Garner.

In an ideal world we maybe wouldn`t bother with a 'keeper as it`s so rare they get injured or sent-off but that`s an incredibly risky game of brinkmanship.

Reading have hardly set the world alight so far this season so let`s hopefully enjoy the a Watford win for the first time this season and put utilise those options to good effect!

Writer:Tom Bodell
Date:Friday September 9 2011
Time: 3:50PM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
A good chance to get our first 3 point win of the season... Come on....
watford1881
09/09/2011 18:27:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Watford Articles

A New Deal For Deeney Amid Leicester Interest?

With plenty of speculation surrounding Leicester City's interest in Troy Deeney and reported multiple bids being turned down by Watford - it's now being said the club have...

Hoban Looking To Get Going Again

With 2015/16 written off for Tommie Hoban, the player has spoken of his hopes for next season and Watford's pre season return.

Six Clubs Set 2015/16 Premiership Records

Who were the six clubs to register a record breaking or equalling 2015/16 campaign?

Ighalo - Offers Are In

Odion Ighalo's agent has confirmed that although it will be a few weeks before his client knows what the future holds, there are offers in for the striker.

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
Gomes13%
Cathcart0%
Prodl0%
Britos1%
Ake2%
Abdi23%
Guedioura0%
Watson1%
Jurado1%
Ighalo2%
Deeney54%
Sub - Paredes1%
Sub - Suarez1%
Sub - Amrabat1%
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)