Team News: Wolverhampton Wanderers
Quique Sánchez Flores has revealed Danny Welbeck is available for this weekend's trip to face Wolverhampton Wanderers after the forward scored his first Hornets goal on Tuesday night.
“He is involved with the squad, he will be in the list,” said Sánchez Flores. “We are taking care about him, we know he hasn’t played too much in the weeks before this match but now the most important thing is his very strong mentality.
“He wants to play, he wants to be involved, he wants to recuperate the best version [of himself]. We try to use all this in a positive way.”
Welbeck has struggled with injuries in recent years, but the Head Coach is pleased with the forward’s progress and is excited to see him return to the levels he was reaching for Arsenal and England.
“When Watford signed this kind of player, they were thinking about his levels two years ago. All we have to do is recuperate his physical health and take care of him,” said Sánchez Flores. “For us, the kind of player he is and the experience, all these things he can give us are very important.”
Craig Cathcart has also been back training with the first team squad this week, having picked up an injury when playing for Northern Ireland earlier this month.
Troy Deeney is the only player definitely unavailable for Sánchez Flores, as he continues to recover from surgery on his knee in August, but the Head Coach knows how important the club captain is to the team even when he is not playing.
“I know Troy Deeney very well and I know what he can do for us, and the connection with him is amazing,” said Sánchez Flores. “He is one of the main players in the squad. He knows this is a difficult period for Watford, so he wants to participate.
“But I want Troy Deeney recuperating well. We are not reliant on Deeney, we lost one player, we need to find solutions with other players. Right now, we are focused on the players we have, who can play.
“He tries to be close, he tries to help, to give information we need, always. These kinds of players, when you have them, transmit good vibes.”