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Championship: Troost-Ekong Up For 10th Watford Start; Success, Dele-Bashiru Doubtful

Championship: Troost-Ekong Up For 10th  Watford Start; Success, Dele-Bashiru Doubtful

Super Eagles centre-back, William Troost-Ekong will be gunning for his 10th start for Watford when they play host to Brentford today (Tuesday) in a Sky Bet Championship match at the Vicarage Road.

Troost-Ekong has been a regular feature for the Hornets since joining the Championship side from Italian Serie A outfit, Udinese in the
summer.

The 27 year old defender has made nine starts in his Championship appearances and played as a substitute in one out of the 10 games he has featured in for Stoke, netting one goal.

Meanwhile, Troost-Ekong’s Nigerian teammates, Isaac Success and Tom Dele-Bashiru, remain doubtful for the Brentford clash.

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Success has recently resumed training following a long injury which kept him out of action since the beginning of the season while Dele-Bashiru is still recuperating from
injury.

Dele-Bashiru while making his first start for Watford in October, damaged his anterior cruciate ligament during the Hornets’ 1-0 away defeat at Reading, and had to undergo surgery.

The 21-year old forward who has made two Championship appearances this season clocking 64 minutes is expected to be out of action for six months.

By Sulaiman Alao

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