Watford's on-loan Udinese defender Neuton suffers ankle injury in training

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Watford are continuing to assess Neuton after the defender was injured in training yesterday.

It has been confirmed the Brazilian has twisted his ankle but it is early days and the extent of the problem is still being assessed.

The 22-year-old, who has started Watford’s last six matches, left training on crutches with his ankle strapped as a precautionary measure.

It is not yet known whether Neuton will be fit to face Peterborough United on Saturday but if he is ruled out, it may open the door for Nyron Nosworthy to return to the team.

The defender has missed the Hornets’ previous three games but has played twice for Jamaica since Friday, scoring his first international goal in last night’s 4-1 win over Antigua & Barbuda.

Along with Cristian Battochio, who played for Italy Under-20s on Saturday, Gianfranco Zola was pleased to see Nosworthy back in action, but admitted the circumstances of his return were not ideal.

“It’s good because Nyron was out for three games and needed to get back and also Cristian,” Zola said yesterday. “The fact that they went and played for their international team has helped them, although for Nyron obviously he’s played two games away, has got a long journey back and jet leg and everything and it’s not ideal for him but for Christian Battochio it’s been very good.”

Asked whether Nosworthy would be considered for Saturday – and speaking before news of Neuton’s injury – Zola said: “I will think about that and consider just before the match because I need to see his condition.”

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7:12pm Wed 17 Oct 12

WatfordTalk says...

I hate jet leg.
I hate jet leg. WatfordTalk
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9:01pm Wed 17 Oct 12

DuffmanWFC says...

Ekstrand a deffo starter for me with maybe Nosworthy to partner! More interested in knowing if Murray has shifted the extra luggage in his tummy as he isn't as sharp as last season!
Ekstrand a deffo starter for me with maybe Nosworthy to partner! More interested in knowing if Murray has shifted the extra luggage in his tummy as he isn't as sharp as last season! DuffmanWFC
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12:57am Thu 18 Oct 12

D.unstable says...

My team selection for Saturday in an attack minded 352, but what do I know.

Almunia
Pudil Hall Elkstrand(Neuton if fit)
Cassetti Abdi Hogg Chalobah Forrestieri
Deeney Vydra

Subs Battochio Murray Bond Nosworthy Giejo

Scares the **** out of me and could be a cricket score waiting to happen
My team selection for Saturday in an attack minded 352, but what do I know. Almunia Pudil Hall Elkstrand(Neuton if fit) Cassetti Abdi Hogg Chalobah Forrestieri Deeney Vydra Subs Battochio Murray Bond Nosworthy Giejo Scares the **** out of me and could be a cricket score waiting to happen D.unstable
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9:25am Thu 18 Oct 12

Mr.Miggins says...

Not saying there's anything wrong with GZ choices so far but really would like to see us play 4-2-3-1 with this side

Almunia
Cassetti Hall Ekstrand Pudil
Hogg Chalobah
Vydra Abdi Forestieri
Deeney

However if sticking with 3-5-2:

Almunia
Hall Nos/Ekstrand Hoban
Cassetti Abdi Hogg Chalobah Pudil
Forestieri Vydra (harsh on Deeney I know)
Not saying there's anything wrong with GZ choices so far but really would like to see us play 4-2-3-1 with this side Almunia Cassetti Hall Ekstrand Pudil Hogg Chalobah Vydra Abdi Forestieri Deeney However if sticking with 3-5-2: Almunia Hall Nos/Ekstrand Hoban Cassetti Abdi Hogg Chalobah Pudil Forestieri Vydra (harsh on Deeney I know) Mr.Miggins
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9:43am Thu 18 Oct 12

Eastsussexhornet says...

Rather have Nosworthy playing in any case....
Rather have Nosworthy playing in any case.... Eastsussexhornet
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10:07am Thu 18 Oct 12

Andrew1963 says...

I think the 'Goalkeeper 1-3-1-3-2' formation is what we need. Zola should definately start with a goalie behind the first defender - even if he is British - it must be the way to go.
I think the 'Goalkeeper 1-3-1-3-2' formation is what we need. Zola should definately start with a goalie behind the first defender - even if he is British - it must be the way to go. Andrew1963
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11:58am Thu 18 Oct 12

Jmenezes says...

The best : almunia / casseti- nos - ekstrand - neuton - pudil/ chalo - abdi - hogg/ fernando - deeney
The best : almunia / casseti- nos - ekstrand - neuton - pudil/ chalo - abdi - hogg/ fernando - deeney Jmenezes
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12:03pm Thu 18 Oct 12

Letsalldothecongaforbrittassombalonga says...

Goalkeepers are overated, keep it in their half and they arent needed. 6 at back and dont let them have a shot. The other 5 up front as high up as can be to put it in the bread bin.
These are my reccomendations and any time Gianfranco needs another assistant I will gladly step in to offer my advice.
Goalkeepers are overated, keep it in their half and they arent needed. 6 at back and dont let them have a shot. The other 5 up front as high up as can be to put it in the bread bin. These are my reccomendations and any time Gianfranco needs another assistant I will gladly step in to offer my advice. Letsalldothecongaforbrittassombalonga
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1:37pm Thu 18 Oct 12

Holly68 says...

My team 3-5-2

Almunia

Nos, Hall, Ekstrand

Abdi, Hogg, Forestieri, Chalobah, Pudil

Vydra Deeney

(Hogg & Chalobah hold)

Subs : Bond, Battochio, Geijo, Hoban, Cassetti, Murray, Dickinson

8 homegrown in squad so we don't break rules, cover for goalie, right and left wing back, centre half, midfield and striker on bench, well balanced team and support crew

Interesting that even the fans starting 11 are nearly the same now bar one or two players, so even we are nearing our strongest team :-). GFZ too ??

With Eustace, Buaben, McGinn, Doyley, Hodson, Beleck, Facchone, Mbia, Anya, Neuton, Smith, Yeates, Thompson, Forsyth, Iwelumo AS BACK UPS .....

NICE FEELING !
My team 3-5-2 Almunia Nos, Hall, Ekstrand Abdi, Hogg, Forestieri, Chalobah, Pudil Vydra Deeney (Hogg & Chalobah hold) Subs : Bond, Battochio, Geijo, Hoban, Cassetti, Murray, Dickinson 8 homegrown in squad so we don't break rules, cover for goalie, right and left wing back, centre half, midfield and striker on bench, well balanced team and support crew Interesting that even the fans starting 11 are nearly the same now bar one or two players, so even we are nearing our strongest team :-). GFZ too ?? With Eustace, Buaben, McGinn, Doyley, Hodson, Beleck, Facchone, Mbia, Anya, Neuton, Smith, Yeates, Thompson, Forsyth, Iwelumo AS BACK UPS ..... NICE FEELING ! Holly68
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2:01pm Thu 18 Oct 12

Mickey Quinn, not so thin says...

Letsalldothecongafor
brittassombalonga
wrote:
Goalkeepers are overated, keep it in their half and they arent needed. 6 at back and dont let them have a shot. The other 5 up front as high up as can be to put it in the bread bin.
These are my reccomendations and any time Gianfranco needs another assistant I will gladly step in to offer my advice.
...also they are really poor at bringing the ball out of defence, keeping the ball on the ground, etc
[quote][p][bold]Letsalldothecongafor brittassombalonga[/bold] wrote: Goalkeepers are overated, keep it in their half and they arent needed. 6 at back and dont let them have a shot. The other 5 up front as high up as can be to put it in the bread bin. These are my reccomendations and any time Gianfranco needs another assistant I will gladly step in to offer my advice.[/p][/quote]...also they are really poor at bringing the ball out of defence, keeping the ball on the ground, etc Mickey Quinn, not so thin
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2:40pm Thu 18 Oct 12

Andrew1963 says...

I just can't get a handle on this anti goalie feeling. Mind you after Loach it might catch on at Ipswich
I just can't get a handle on this anti goalie feeling. Mind you after Loach it might catch on at Ipswich Andrew1963
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4:04pm Thu 18 Oct 12

PMJ1966 says...

Erm............. Rankin to Booth and then a long ball to Jenkins. Not sat in the Shrodells stand for a bit but always seemed to work........
Erm............. Rankin to Booth and then a long ball to Jenkins. Not sat in the Shrodells stand for a bit but always seemed to work........ PMJ1966
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11:04pm Thu 18 Oct 12

D.unstable says...

Interesting that most have no more than 2 players in the starting 11 from last season.
Interesting that most have no more than 2 players in the starting 11 from last season. D.unstable
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