Watford V Huddersfield

02/05/2014 14:48

Watford play Huddersfield tomorrow at Vicarage Road in what will be the final match of the season. It has been a dissapoiting season for everyone involved with Watford with high expectations before the season everyone thought that promotion would be a serious possibility. However, performances have not been good enough in some matches and the Hornets inability to hold on to a lead away from home has been the main reason for Watfords mid table finish this season. Watford currently lie in 13th position and a win will mean that the Hornets could finish in 12th position for the season whilst Huddersfield sit in 17th position. During the match earlier this season at the John Smiths stadium Watford ran out 1-2 winners thanks to goals from Fernando Forestieri and Daniel Pudil in turned out to be Gianfranco Zola's last victory as Watford manager. Huddersfield are managed by Mark Robins and the Terriers started off this season well however they have faded in the past few months and only just confirmed their Championship status a few matches ago. James Vaughan started off the season in superb form however he has been a massive miss due to injury during much of the second half of the season. A familiar face among the Watford squad is former Hornets Jonathan Hogg who joined Huddersfield before the start of the season after seeking a transfer due to family reasons. Hogg signed for Watford in August 2011 and made 83 appearances for the Golden Boys. His tenasisty in the midfield endeared him to Watford fans and his name will be cemented in Watford history after making a storming run to assist Troy Deeney's dramatic goal in the Play Off Semi Final against Leicester City.  Watford fans have certianly seen how big a miss Hogg has been in the Watford midfield. Huddersfields key player tomorrow will be forward Nakhi Wells. The former Braadford striker has scored 6 goals since joining the terriers in January.

Team News.

For Watford, Joel Ekstrand and Marco Cassetti are avaiable. However the Hornets will be without Manuel Almunia, Almen Abdi, Lewis McGugan, Fernado Forestieri, Park Chu Young, Davide Faraoni and Albert Riera. Beppe Sannino has said that he will make some surprise inclusions so Alex Jakubiak could make his debut.

For Huddersfield, James Vaughan and Keith Southern are both out. Young players Philip Billing and Joe Lolley could feature.

Predicted Team Lineups

Watford - Bond (GK), Hoban, Angella, Ekstrand, Pudil, Tozser, Merkel, Murray, Anya, Jakubiak, Deeney (C).

Huddersfield - Smithies (GK), Woods, Clarke (C), Gerrard, Dixon, Holmes, Hogg, Clayton, Hammill, Scannell, Wells.

Referee - David Coote