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Ighalo Fears Watford Relegation As Ikpeazu Joins Blackpool

Ighalo Fears Watford Relegation As Ikpeazu Joins Blackpool

Super Eagles and Watford striker Odion Ighalo has revealed avoiding relegation is the club's main ambition this season.

The Hornets are currently 12th in the Premier League table, despite having won just once in their last six in all competitions.


Much of the focus this season has been on surprise package Leicester, which Ighalo believes has taken a lot of pressure off the Watford squad.

However, he insists they are not getting carried away and understands they must stick to their initial target of reaching 40 points before starting to consider anything else.

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"It is good for us when people start talking about Leicester," Ighalo told Ibtimes.com. "We have been working hard but people have not been noticing us. I have been scoring goals, and Troy Deeney has also been doing very well, but we have been playing under not as much pressure.

"We are fighting to get the 40 points we need to play Premier League next season and then everything that comes after that we will thank God for. But we are not thinking of anything else now."

Meanwhile League One side Blackpool have signed Nigerian-born Chuba Ikpeazu from Watford on loan until the end of the season, Watford confirmed on their official website on Thursday.

The 20-year-old Ikpeazu was on loan at Port Vale earlier this where he scored five goals in 21 League One games.

Ikpeazu is yet to make an appearance for Watford since arriving at the club in 2013 but could get those appearances at Bloomfield Road.

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