Doubts surround key Watford duo for Leeds United clash at Elland Road

Doubts surround two key Watford players for Saturday's Premier League clash against Leeds United at Elland Road.

Wednesday, 29th September 2021, 11:12 am

Midfielder Tom Cleverley was taken off as a concussion substitute during the interval of last weekend's 1-1 draw at home to Newcastle United after a collision with Magpies 'keeper Karl Darlow.

Goalkeeper Daniel Bachmann missed the contest altogether, boss Xisco Munoz revealing before the fixture that the Austrian international has a knee injury.

Bachmann began the season as first choice 'keeper but Ben Foster has started Watford's last two league games in goal.

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INJURY DOUBTS: For Watford boss Xisco Munoz. Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images.

Speaking about Cleverley after Saturday's draw against the Magpies, boss Munoz said: "Tom received a kick to the head but he’s okay – it’s better to be safe in these situations."

Spanish right back Kiko Femenía also came off after 67 minutes against Newcastle as he continues his recovery from a thigh injury.

"We know about Kiko – he was out for a while and he needs more time before he can play for 90 minutes at full intensity," said Munoz to watfordfc.com“We have a strong squad and now is the moment for everyone to keep working hard."

Joao Pedro also returned against the Magpies as a second-half substitute having had a knee injury.

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Thank you Laura Collins