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Gracia mulling over Watford changes

4th December 2018, 08:31 by James Mason

Watford boss Javi Gracia has an almost full complement of players to choose from for Tuesday's home clash against Manchester City.

The Hornets are on a four-game winless run in the Premier League - losing three games in that poor run - and they face a difficult challenge to get the better of Pep Guardiola's City.

Gracia does have the luxury of an almost fully-fit squad to choose from, with only midfielder Tom Cleverley and forward Adalberto Penaranda unavailable for selection as the duo continue to recover from their respective injuries.

Netherlands international Daryl Janmaat is closer to featuring after playing for the Under-23's against Coventry recently following his recovery from knee surgery, but Tuesday night may come too early for the right-back.

Midfielder Etienne Capoue will be missing as he serves a ban following Saturday's red card against the Foxes.

Having lost 2-0 to Leicester City last time out, Gracia may decide to tweak his starting XI and offer opportunities to Troy Deeney, Andre Gray, Will Hughes and Nathaniel Chalobah.

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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