X

Thursday 21
March

Watford

Watford aces on Tottenham radar

6th March 2019, 16:03 by Simon Barlow

Tottenham scout David Pleat was spotted at Vicarage Road again on Monday when Watford's Under-23s lost to Leeds United.

The former White Hart Lane boss, who scouts mainly Football League targets for Spurs, was also at the ground for Watford's FA Youth Cup win over Ipswich in February.

That match saw Dublin teenager Ryan Cassidy steal the show with two goals and two assists in a 4-1 victory, but the 17-year-old was only named on the bench by Watford Under-23 coach Hayden Mullins on Monday.

He eventually came on late in the game but, in a match where not many of his side shone, Mullins picked out another 17-year-old for praise after the match.

He saw Jayden Bennetts to be a real shining light as he operated as a false No. 9 in what was his third game in five days.

"Jayden has done really well again," said Mullins after the 3-0 defeat. "I see him in training every day but you only really learn about them in games, and I think he’s one who has handled it well and come to the fore.

"Jayden is good when he gets the ball at his feet in good areas, as he can play some lovely passes. He can also link the play well. We played him higher today and he looked after the ball well. He’s doing really well."

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.

More Watford

Watford

Togetherness the key for Mariappa

20th March 2019, 16:56

Adrian Mariappa says Watford’s unity has been the key to their success this season.

Watford

Deulofeu keen to swap Watford for Milan

20th March 2019, 09:42

Gerard Deulofeu has reportedly informed Watford he would like to join AC Milan after learning that they remained interested in him.

Watford

Gray happy with international break timing

19th March 2019, 17:23

Watford forward Andre Gray believes the international break has arrived at the right time for the club.

Watford

All change for key Watford clashes

19th March 2019, 16:54

Watford have announced the dates for their rearranged Premier League matches against Fulham and Southampton in April.

Watford

Mariappa aiming for Wembley glory with Watford

18th March 2019, 12:19

Watford defender Adrian Mariappa has set his sights on reaching the FA Cup final with his hometown club.

Watford

Gracia likely to stick with Gomes at Wembley

18th March 2019, 12:14

Watford boss Javi Gracia has suggested he will stick with goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes during next month's FA Cup semi-final with Wolves.

Recent Sport Headlines

Liverpool

Alexander-Arnold leaves England squad

21st March 2019, 03:12

Trent Alexander-Arnold has pulled out of the England squad and returned to Liverpool for treatment on a back injury.

Manchester City

City ace escapes serious injury

21st March 2019, 02:46

Manchester City ace Leroy Sane was lucky to escape a broken leg against Serbia, Germany head coach Joachim Low says.

Manchester United

Real are a dream club says Pogba

21st March 2019, 02:36

Paul Pogba insists he is happy playing for Manchester United but has described Real Madrid as a dream club.

Rugby Union

Wales still want Edwards

21st March 2019, 02:03

Wales have told Shaun Edwards they are willing to hold talks over his future should his move to Wigan Warriors not go through.

Rugby League

Chester reveals plan to sink Wire

21st March 2019, 02:02

Wakefield Trinity coach Chris Chester is targeting an upset against Warrington this evening but says they will have to get physical.

Rugby League

Tigers let Roberts go

21st March 2019, 02:02

Castleford Tigers say they have reached a mutual agreement with Ben Roberts that will see him leave the club immediately.

Coventry City

No-go on takeover bid

20th March 2019, 22:27

Coventry's owner has rejected an "extremely low bid" from a consortium led by former chairman Gary Hoffman.

Crystal Palace

Trippier says Wan Bissaka could have had call-up

20th March 2019, 19:21

Kieran Trippier says Crystal Palace right-back Aaron Wan Bissaka could have made the England squad for their Euro 2020 qualifiers.