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Gracia Backs Star England Call

Gracia Backs Star England Call

Watford boss Javi Gracia has hailed the preformances of Hornets star Will Hughes and believes he should be playing for England. Watford midfielder Hughes starred again as the Hornets thrashed sorry Huddersfield 3-0 at Vicarage Road on Saturday, and is sure to have caught the eye of Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate.

The 23-year-old has carried his fine form from last term into the start of this, with the Watford fans greeting Saturday’s final whistle by chanting “Hughesy for England”.

Watford boss Gracia admitted he agrees with his fans on that point, and pledged to do whatever he can to help the uncapped ex-Derby midfielder win full international honours.

“I agree with the supporters; if you ask my opinion, I think Will should be playing for the national team too,” said Gracia. “But I don’t pick that team and I respect fully the decisions of the national team manager.

“But whenever they are ready to pick him, he will be ready to play – and we’ll do everything we can to help him be ready for that as well.”

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