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Fully-fit squad boosts Gracia's options

8th March 2019, 14:16 by Simon Barlow

Watford boss Javi Gracia has all 26 of his senior players available for Saturday's Premier League trip to face Manchester City.

The Spaniard praised his Hornets medical team for ensuring he has a full squad to select from with both Kiko Femenia and Miguel Britos added to the group that was on duty for the last-gasp 2-1 victory at home to Leicester City last time out.

Femenia has fully recovered from the hamstring injury he sustained against Burnley in January.

"It's good for us as he was playing really well before the injury," said Gracia. “He is a good option for us for the rest of the season."

Gracia could withdraw Gerard Deulofeu from his recent forward role to the wide right berth and push Will Hughes inside to form a three-man central midfield against the champions.

Alternatively, Tom Cleverley or Domingos Quina could also be handed a rare start alongside Etienne Capoue and Abdoulaye Doucoure in the centre.

Isaac Success and Andre Gray, who scored the winner against Leicester, are alternative options in attack.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Simon Barlow has a wealth of journalism experience and in-depth knowledge in a number of sports. As well as his extensive football knowledge, Simon is also well versed on cricket, tennis, American Football and cycling amongst others.

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