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28 August 2014

A preview of Town’s trip to Vicarage Road

Huddersfield Town will come up against one of the Sky Bet Championship’s leading strike pairings when they travel to Watford on Saturday, which is pay on the day for Town fans.

Watford duo Fernando Forestieri and Troy Deeney have already netted five goals between them this season, helping fire the Hornets into an automatic promotion position after four games.

Only Nottingham Forest have scored more goals than Beppe Sannino’s men; the Hornets are currently averaging over two goals per game and recently put four past Leeds United.

Watford’s early season form is in stark contrast to the way that they ended the 2013/14 season. The Hornets suffered four straight losses – including a 4-1 home defeat to the Terriers on the final day – as Watford’s campaign finished sourly.

Their form summed up a disappointingyear for the Vicarage Road men, with many tipping them for promotion at the start of the season after they narrowly missed out on promotion the season prior.

Sannino’s main selection headache is that he simply has too many players to choose from at the moment! Eight players joined his already large squad over the summer with only five going the other way.

The Hornets have plenty of quality in attack with Deeney – who recently signed a new four year contract – and Forestieri currently occupying the front two places. Matej Vydra and Diego Fabbrini are waiting in the wings. 

However, Town are currently looking a little bit short in attack with Nahki Wells struggling with a kick on his ankle and James Vaughan still making his return from a calf injury. Elsewhere, Town may have a problem at right-back with Tommy Smith and Lee Peltier both struggling with groin problems.

Watford’s line-up vs Leeds United (3-5-2):

Heurelho Gomes; Gabriele Angella, Gabriel Tamas, Tommy Hoban; Daniel Pudil, Daniel Tozser, Almen Abdi, Gianni Munari, Juan Carlos Paredes; Troy Deeney, Fernando Forestieri

Watford ticket information – pay on the day

Town fans will be able to pay on the turnstiles at Watford (cash only); ticket prices will remain at £26 adults; £15 over-65s; students under-25 with a valid NUS card and 16-19 year-olds £10 under-16s.

Over 600 tickets have been sold to date with the away end at Vicarage Road holding up to 2,000. Terriers travel is still available at £17 per person from PPG Canalside at 9.30am.

Tickets will remain on sale at the John Smith's Stadium until 12 noon on Friday 29 August.

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