Javi Gracia will have to look to his fringe players ahead of Saturday’s arrival of Cardiff City to Vicarage Road.
The Hornets will be looking to build on Monday night’s 2-2 draw at Everton, which would have been a victory but for a stoppage-time equaliser from Lucas Digne.
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However, they must do so without the likes of Andre Gray, Will Hughes, Adalberto Penaranda and Sebastian Prodl through injury, while Etienne Capoue is still suspended.
Gracia feels the number of first-choice players absent to face the Bluebirds offers others an opportunity to stake their claim.
“I like to have all my players available, but in this case, even with two, three, four players out, we have enough players to play in the next game,” the Spaniard said.
“The squad is ready and some of them have been waiting for their chance for a long time. Maybe in the next games they will get their chances. “We have to play a lot of games, so we must be patient and trust our players.”Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.