Watford manager Marco Silva has provided an update on the fitness status of a number of his squad members ahead of the Premier League match with Tottenham Hotspur at Vicarage Road on Saturday afternoon.

The Hornets boss faces a second tough home match in less than a week, after seeing his side play host to Manchester United on Tuesday evening.

Watford were beaten 4-2 in that match but might be getting Tottenham at the right time, with Spurs in poor form in the Premier League at present.

Silva will take his side into the contest without a number of players though, as injuries really begin to bite his squad.

The Watford boss will not be able to call on Will Hughes for this match after he limped out of the defeat to United. The former Derby midfielder will join Craig Cathcart and Younes Kaboul on the sidelines when Tottenham visit.

On the bright side, the Portuguese boss has Isaac Success coming back to full training, although this match will come too soon for him, but he will need to give a fitness test to Miguel Britos prior to the Spurs encounter.

Silva confirmed the situation with Hughes first before moving on to discuss the other members of his Watford squad who are carrying knocks.

“It will be really difficult for him for tomorrow and maybe for the next match as well,” the Hornets boss told the official Watford website.

“There is nothing new [to report]” on the injury front. There is still a doubt with Britos. Isaac is coming slowly with the team,”

“I believe he will soon be in full training, next week I believe. Kaboul is a fantastic player, fantastic for my idea.

“He’s a leader with fantastic leadership qualities. He knows everything you need to do in important parts of the game. If I put him in [the team] in a good condition, he’s one player who can help our team.”

Watford fans will know their side have never beaten Tottenham in the Premier League, but their nerves ahead of the game will have been eased with Everton’s pursuit of their manager officially over.

Silva, his staff, and everyone involved with the Hornets can concentrate on maximising the current campaign, with the aim of getting as much out of it as they can. That will begin with the quest for three points over Mauricio Pochettino’s Spurs men on Saturday afternoon.


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