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Doucoure sidelined for Spurs trip

30th January 2019, 11:00 by James Mason

Midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure is not available for Watford's clash at Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday night due to injury.

The former France Under-21 international, who has been linked with an exit from Vicarage Road this month, missed the last two games because of a knee issue and has failed to recover in time for the trip to Wembley.

Watford manager Javi Gracia also confirmed he is without the services of full-back Kiko Femenia and centre-back Sebastian Prodl as both players are recovering from their respective injuries.

"We are in the same situation as last week," he said at a press conference. "Prodl, Kiko and Doucoure are not training with the team at this moment. We are waiting for them to come back.

"We are trying to help Doucoure recover as soon as possible because he is an important player for us. He has a little problem in his knee, but he feels better day by day but in this moment not enough to train and play with the team."

Gracia is expected to recall the likes of Ben Foster, Troy Deeney, Tom Cleverley, Etienne Capoue, Jose Holebas, Gerard Deulofeu and Roberto Pereyra, with all of those players rested for the 2-0 FA Cup fourth-round win over Newcastle United.

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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