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Defender returns from a knee injury as he completes 75 minutes in a training ground friendly

Friendly | Cathcart Returns 

  
    

Defender Craig Cathcart made a welcome return to action this afternoon in a behind-closed-doors friendly against Queens Park Rangers at the Hornets' training ground. 

The Northern Ireland international played 75 minutes in a 2-1 win. Winger Isaac Success also completed 90 minutes against the Hoops, as goals from Troy Deeney and Sebastian Prödl secured victory at London Colney.

Cathcart, who hasn't played since August due to a knee injury and subsequent surgery, says his aim over a tough last three months has been to get his body in the best possible place for a return. 

“It's nice to be back in a game situation, I've been back in full training for a week now,” he said, speaking to watfordfc.com after full-time.

“It was good to get back on the pitch - obviously training is a bit different, there's different distances you have to run so it was good to get back into the swing of things and get 75 minutes under my belt.

“It's been tough. The original injury was back in April and then I did the same thing against Brighton. Once I had the surgery done I've just been focused on trying to get back in the best shape I can and making sure that this time I come back and I'm back for good.”

    
  

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