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Watford head coach Beppe Sannino says Nyron Nosworthy's court appearance won’t affect his first team chances
Beppe Sannino believes Nyron Nosworthy is an “extraordinary guy” and says the defender’s court appearance earlier this week won’t affect his chances of securing a place in the Watford first team.
Nosworthy admitted last week to injuring a cyclist in a road rage attack in 2013. On Monday he was sentenced to 42 days imprisonment, suspended for two years. Nosworthy was also ordered to pay £3,300 compensation to the cyclist.
The 33-year-old hasn’t played for the Hornets since the start of January but Sannino says that is only a tactical decision.
He explained: “I can tell you I am very happy with Nyron and he is an extraordinary guy. What happens in his private life is personal and I can’t comment.
“What I can tell you is Nyron, at the training ground, is a professional and a very good guy.
“We have other players in his role though and at the moment I am picking them for this role. But that is just a technical decision.”
It was revealed during Nosworthy’s sentencing that a loan move to the north of the country was a possibility.
When asked if the centre-back was likely to leave on loan, Sannino replied: “I am only the head coach. I train the players and speak to them on the pitch. The transfer or loan market is when I speak to the technical director.
“At this moment Nyron is a Watford player and if I need him I could pick him.”