Gerard Deulofeu is expected to play some part in Watford’s Premier League trip to Wolves on Saturday. Spain international Deulofeu made his first appearance of the season in the 4-0 home defeat to Bournemouth following a foot injury and the two-week international break has allowed him to gain some valuable recovery time.
Javi Gracia, who is in talks with the Hornets about extending his contract as manager, has revealed the 24-year-old is not back to 100 per cent, although the Spaniard is confident the winger will feature.
“I think he is ready,” he said at a press conference. “He has been working hard in these last two weeks and he is in his best condition. I don’t know if he is able to play 90 minutes at his best level, but I think he is in good condition to play.”
Watford will definitely be without the suspended Christian Kabasele and Jose Holebas whilst midfielder Tom Cleverley and defender Daryl Janmaat are not fit enough to take part.
Nathaniel Chalobah, who felt a bit of discomfort in his knee after returning from international duty with England, is one of a number of players that Gracia will be making a late decision on.
“We have some players with different problems, but we prefer to wait until tomorrow to decide if the players are available,” he added. “Yesterday he (Chalobah) started to train with the team but after he felt a pain in his knee.”
Marc Navarro is also available for selection after missing the Bournemouth game.