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Watford are set to be without six players for tomorrow's Championship clash against Charlton Athletic
Watford are set to be without six players for tomorrow’s trip to Championship relegation battlers Charlton Athletic.
Back-to-back defeats mean the Hornets are unable to reach the play-offs while a victory for the Addicks would secure their place in the division.
Manuel Almunia will miss the match due to an Achilles injury while Almen Abdi will also be absent due to a knee problem.
Joel Ekstrand (ankle) is ruled out while Fernando Forestieri (toe) and Park Chu-Young (toe) are long-term absentees.
Marco Cassetti was sent off against Derby County on Saturday and is suspended for tomorrow’s game.
Lewis McGugan was brought off against the Rams in the second half and he is a doubt for the trip with a knee injury.
Gabriele Angella missed the weekend defeat but he trained today and is available for selection.
Hornets head coach Beppe Sannino hopes his side can end their campaign positively and is expecting a reaction from his players after consecutive losses.
He said: “We are coming back from two defeats so we need to show we’re disappointed and that we want to win.
“One of the reasons I like English football is because in every game there is the same commitment. You can see that the results in this league are unpredictable because all the teams play with the same commitment.”
He added: “Due to the injuries, there are fewer players too choose from but I will have enough players for the game. I am sure that those who are named will do the best they can.”
Watford have struggled on their travels throughout the season and have won just four league matches on the road.
Sannino said that it is "not possible to carry on this way" and added: "At the end of the season and we will reflect and try to fix the problem.”
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