By Johnny Edward:
Watford manager Walter Mazzarri appears to have ruled Isaac Success out of Nigeria's World Cup qualifier against Algeria on 12 November in Uyo.
The Italian was however delighted with Saturday's 1-0 Premier League win over Hull City although he was displeased that his side lacked a cutting edge in front of goal during the encounter, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
Mazzarri who led his side to a fourth win of the season admitted that he rued the absence of his summer signing Success who was ruled out due to injury and also missed Nigeria's win over Zambia in September.
"The team is growing compared to the beginning the season, I am very happy with the way my team is playing," Mazzarri said in his post-match interview before hinting that Success' injury might be worse than early projected.
"The only thing we have to improve is to be more convinced when we have the chance to score.
"We would also like to have (Stefano) Okaka and (Isaac) Success back because they are players who can give us a big hand in the future.
"We didn’t need this injury. He was a player giving us a lot of satisfaction, and as a professional he was growing a lot on the pitch. It was something we didn’t need and I’m very sad about it.
"Unfortunately it looks like not being a slight injury. We’ll be able to be more precise after the international break."
Success has made six appearances for the Hornets (five as second half substitutes) this season.