Deeney to miss St Mary's trip

26 January 2018 08:59:33 EST

New Watford head coach Javi Gracia is unsure whether any new players will be heading to Vicarage Road before the transfer window closes.

The Hornets are currently without 10 injured players and Troy Deeney, who is ill and has not trained since Gracia was appointed last Sunday, seems certain to miss Saturday's FA Cup fourth-round tie at Southampton.

It is unclear what the future holds for the 29-year-old striker as Newcastle United, Everton and West Bromwich Albion are all reported to be interested in signing him.

Heurelho Gomes and Molla Wague are also sidelined, while Tom Cleverley faces a late fitness test to see if he will be able to face Saints.

"I don't know what will happen in the future [with Deeney]," said Gracia. "There are people in the club who work on these things.

"I'm only worried about the players I have, and trying to improve them. I'm not thinking about the players coming in or out, there are other people in the club who will do that. I have enough to do in my job already."

Watford, 500/1 to be relegated this season, are available at 7/2 to beat Southampton at St Mary's on Saturday.

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