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Hornets Head Coach Javi Gracia offered encouraging updates on the players available to him ahead of this Saturday’s fixture with Burnley.
Last week he alluded to the fact that Christian Kabasele was on his way back to fitness and the Spanish coach has now confirmed he has returned to full first-team training.
“Kabasele has been training with the team this week,” said Gracia. “He is in full training. We will see if he is available at the last moment, but he is training with the team and he’s in a good moment.”
Gerard Deulofeu and Nathaniel Chalobah have been sorely missed by the Watford supporters, and when asked whether either would be seen again in a Watford shirt before the end of the season, Gracia was optimistic – he is a glass half-full kind of person.
He said: “I am confident he [Deulofeu] will play with us before we finish the season.
“Chalobah is trying to recover, but in this moment I have no more news about him. He is not training with the team, but he is working in the gym.”
One piece of recent good news was the return of Craig Cathcart as a substitute against Bournemouth last weekend, and the Golden Boys’ boss believes he will be more involved during the end of season run-in.
“Cathcart is available,” said the Head Coach. “I think he is very happy because he is back with the team and he wants to help us in these last six games.”