News: Ivić Confirms Capoue Return

By: Watford FC Staff

Head Coach Vladimir Ivić confirmed Étienne Capoue has rejoined the first-team training group this week.

The player has rescinded his request to leave and has linked up for the past two days with Hornets’ players not away on international duty.

Ivić and Capoue spoke before the midfielder returned to training.

“Everything was under control,” Watford’s imposing Serbian coach told

“He [Capoue] is the guy who wants to come back, to give his best for the team.

“All of us are satisfied that he is coming back to work with us.”

Added Ivić: “It was not because of me that he stayed out the previous one-and-a-half months. It was because of his reasons; to do with injuries and the transfer window.

“I expect he will adapt as fast as possible with the new system and the new conditions of the team.”

Matter closed, as far as the Hornets’ boss is concerned…

“For me, this is enough. This will give us one more option in this position where we’re also looking for some other guys to come in and help us,” said Ivić, with Will Hughes stepping up his own return towards full training.

“Capoue is a player of Watford FC. All of us know he can improve our game.

“I’m sure he will give his maximum and he will help the team. He will be again part of Watford FC.

“It’s good we have one more quality player who will be part of our new challenge for this year.”

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