Watford boss Javi Gracia will have three players back when his side heads across the Severn Bridge to take on Cardiff City on Friday evening, although he will be missing one man from his squad.

The Hornets should be buoyed heading into the contest after securing their place in the FA Cup quarter finals last weekend, and will be primed to build on their promising position in the Premier League.

Watford sit in the lofty spot of eighth in the top flight table going into their trip to Wales, and will move up another place should they come away from the Cardiff City Stadium with the three points.

With that in mind, Hornets manager Gracia will be pleased to have the likes of Isaac Success, Roberto Pereyra and Sebastian Prodl available for the clash with the Bluebirds.

He confirmed that the trio are ready to be called upon to line up in his Watford side, when he addressed the media ahead of the contest.

“Roberto and Isaac are both ready to compete,” the Hornets’ official website quote him as saying.

“Roberto is a very important player, making the difference in a lot of games, scoring goals and assisting.

“Isaac hasn’t played the same minutes as other players, but the time he played, he played with quality and is helping the team. He’s a good option for us in attack with his power and pace. He is something different for us to help us manage different games.”

“Prödl is another option for us at centre-back where the players are playing well, it’s always good to have a player of his quality.”

Gracia will go into the match without one man from his squad however, with the match coming too soon for Kiko Femenia. The Hornets boss provided an update on his status.

“Kiko is feeling very well in all the training sessions,”

“For the next game, it’s impossible [for him to play] but I think for the game after, he will be ready.”


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