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Deeney targets Europa spot

4th March 2019, 11:41 by James Mason

Watford striker Troy Deeney says the whole squad are focused on landing a Europa League finish this season.

The Hornets have finished the past two seasons disappointingly but they are right in contention for a seventh-place finish this term, which would guarantee a place in Europa League qualifying if one of the top-six sides win the FA Cup.

Watford were thumped 5-0 by Liverpool last Wednesday but Javi Gracia's men bounced back with a 2-1 home victory against Leicester City on Sunday, with Andre Gray's stoppage-time strike ensuring Brendan Rodgers endured a miserable return to the Premier League.

Both Wolves and West Ham United are chasing down seventh position but Deeney, who scored the opener against the Foxes, insists his side are doing everything they can to finish the campaign on a high.

"We aren't happy to win just one and lose three," he was quoted as saying by BBC Sport. "We want to make sure we finish as high as we can. The media have said after January there will be a Watford meltdown.

"Egos are out of the window, everyone is trying. Look at the depth of the squad - everyone is willing to fight."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

James Mason grew up in Northumberland so is entrenched in both the football and golf scenes. A low handicap golfer, he also follows Newcastle United and predicts big things under Rafa Benitez.

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