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Cleverley concern for Watford

1st February 2019, 10:06 by Nick Harris

Watford manager Javi Gracia must decide on whether to start with Tom Cleverley at Brighton on Saturday after admitting he is a doubt.

Gracia says the midfielder has been struggling with the intensity of the Premier League and withdrew him early in the midweek defeat to Spurs.

He may decide to start him on the bench at Brighton or he could leave him out altogether.

Meanwhile Abdoulaye Doucoure failed to recover from injury in time to face Tottenham and he remains a doubt, although he will undergo a late fitness test.

Adam Masina, Isaac Success and Ken Sema are all pushing for a start and will be hoping to get the nod if the boss feels the need to freshen things up after their first defeat in seven games on Wednesday after conceding twice in the last 10 minutes.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Nick Harris is a long-standing journalist who specialises in football and rugby league. An avid golfer, Nick also follows the major boxing fights closely.

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