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Watford Boss Hodgson Challenges Sarr, King To Emulate Dennis

Watford Boss Hodgson Challenges Sarr, King To Emulate Dennis

Watford boss Roy Hodgson wants Josh King and Ismaila Sarr to take attacking burden off Emmanuel Dennis.

Dennis has shoulder goal scoring responsibility for the Hornets since arriving the club from Belgian Pro League outfit Club Brugge last summer.


The Nigerian has scored nine goals and provided five assists.

Another goal in Wednesday’s (today) Premier League clash against Crystal Palace
would see him become the fourth Watford player to reach double figures in a Premier League season after Troy Deeney, Odion Ighalo and Gerard Deulofeu.

But boss Hodgson, whose side are now four points from safety after his first win in charge, insists the fit-again Ismaila Sarr and Josh King can thrive in the Hornets’ remaining 14 games.

Asked about Watford’s dependence on Dennis, Hodgson said: “I think that’s pretty much the case whichever club you look at outside the top ones, who do seem to spread goals throughout the whole of the team.

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“Once you go below the second half of the table that’s basically what you can say about most teams.

“Most teams have probably got one guy who can be regarded as the main provider and main scorer.

But I do think we’ve got three here who are capable of putting that cloak on their shoulders.

“Sarr has been out injured for a long time and maybe he can come in and take some of that burden on his shoulders.

Josh King is another proven scorer as well, so in actual fact I’m optimistic that there are goals and assists coming from more than just Dennis.”

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  • The Boy the Boy!!! Emma Dennis. Dennis / Osimhen/ Lookman /Chuks.. Deadly combo!!

  • Edoman 9 months ago

    add Odion Ighalo and Paul Onuachu as well if you can remove your biases.

  • Osimhen, dennis, lookman,Simon, sadiq are the in form attacking players right now in the Super Eagles team.

  • Coach RH please inform your midfielders to also stop blasting the ball over the bar and instead look someone with either a cross or a pass.
    It was a big error on the part of your captain sissoko who instead of passing the ball to Dennis at the far post decided to shoot and his attempt was wasted.
    Stick to what your doing, keep things simple and maybe your team wont be relegated.