Championship

September 17, 2013

Full-time

Watford

2 - 1

Doncaster Rovers

Championship

18:45 +00:00, September 17, 2013

Vicarage Road Stadium, England

Referee: D Drysdale

Abdi sidelined again

Team Stat Comparison

Watford Doncaster Rovers
Matches Played 41 42
Table Position 13 19
Points 57 43
Goal Difference 16 -26
Goals for * 1.7 0.6
Goals against * 1.0 1.8
Last 5 W-W-D-W-D L-L-L-W-L
Last 5 home W-D-D-W-W L-L-W-W-W
Last 5 away W-W-L-L-L L-W-L-D-L
*  Goals per match - home matches for home club and away matches for away club
Stats: Watford | Doncaster Rovers

Competition Stats

Watford Doncaster Rovers
Goals Troy Deeney 21 Chris Brown 10
Assists Iketchi Anya 6 Mark Duffy 4
Yellows Joel Ekstrand 11 Richard Wellens 11
Reds Gabriele Angella 1 Paul Keegan 1
Squads: Watford | Doncaster Rovers

Next Matches

Watford Doncaster Rovers
4/19 H: Ipswich Town 4/18 H: Derby County
4/21 A: Queens Park Rangers 4/21 A: Millwall
4/26 A: Derby County 4/26 H: Reading
4/29 A: Charlton Athletic 5/3 A: Leicester City
5/3 H: Huddersfield Town

Almen Abdi will miss out once more as Watford entertain Doncaster.

Abdi was absent for Saturday's 1-1 draw at home to Charlton with a foot injury and that ailment again rules him out against Rovers.

Fellow midfielder Iriney, meanwhile, is now battling to be fit for the clash having sustained a leg injury at the weekend, although defender Joel Ekstrand returns to contention after illness.

Long-term absentees Nyron Nosworthy (Achilles) and Tommie Hoban (ankle) remain sidelined for a Hornets side who have drawn three and lost one of their last four Sky Bet Championship matches.

Federico Macheda could make his debut for Doncaster after joining on loan to provide competition for Chris Brown, Theo Robinson and Billy Paynter.

Harry Forrester missed Saturday's goalless draw at Huddersfield due to a knock he sustained in training and Tuesday night's game in Hertfordshire might also come too soon for him to be considered.

Fellow midfielder Marc De Val Fernandez is running again following his torn medial ligament but it could be three weeks before the former Real Madrid trainee resumes full training.

Centre-half Jamie McCombe is making good progress in his recovery from a back fracture but is still a long way from a return.