Stoke Coach, Hughes Wary Of Ighalo, Deeney

Stoke Coach, Hughes Wary Of Ighalo, Deeney

Stoke City boss Mark Hughes has said that their main aim against Watford in the English Premier League this weekend is to try and contain the duo of Odion Ighalo and skipper Troy Deeney.

Watford hosts Stoke City at Vicarage Road today (Saturday), hoping to secure the required 40 points to guarantee them safety in the English top flight.

The Horners are currently 14th in the league table on 37 points, while the Potters are ninth on 43 points.

According to, Hughes, while speaking ahead of the clash, praised both Ighalo and Deeney for taking Watford this far.

"We have a game plan that incorporates things we need to do well to stop the better players in the opposition having an influence, and that will be the case against Watford," Hughes said.

"The two guys up top have had a big influence on what they've done. Ighalo has scored 14 league goals, and Deeney hasn't scored as many but has created a lot.

"They are a good pairing, who work well off each other really well, and certainly they are something we'll talk about before the game."