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Deeney deserves England call-up, insists Mazzarri

Deeney has scored on each of his last two Premier League appearances for Watford. Credit: PA

Watford manager Walter Mazzarri believes England boss Sam Allardyce should consider naming striker Troy Deeney in his next squad.

Deeney has scored on both of his last two Premier League appearances for the Hornets, in victories over West Ham and Manchester United.

Mazzarri says he is yet to receive a call from Allardyce or the Football Association about Deeney, but says he would welcome one.

I would be proud and really happy if Deeney went to the national team. He has improved physically and he is much fitter now.

He is a strong striker, he just needs to look after his fitness, but of course he is international level.

I respect the England manager and his decision, and I am biased as he is one of my players.

The FA can call me with the help of an interpreter, but they haven't called up until now.

– Mazzarri press conference

Watford defender Janmaat ruled out for six weeks

Janmaat has been ruled out for up to six weeks following a shoulder injury. Credit: Reuters

Watford have been dealt an injury blow with Daryl Janmaat ruled out for up to six weeks following a shoulder injury.

The Holland international defender, who joined the Hornets from Newcastle only last month, fell awkwardly in his side's 3-1 win against Manchester United on Sunday.

Janmaat, who set up Etienne Capoue's goal in the victory at Vicarage Road, was replaced after 51 minutes, and Watford manager Walter Mazzarri has confirmed the 27-year-old now faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

"We really didn't need this now as it is quite a bad injury," Mazzarri said. "It could be a shoulder fracture - he has been checked - and we will know how long he will be out for in the next few days."

"As you know, we count on him a lot. He was progressing, and started playing in the squad the way I wanted him to play."

Janmaat started in Watford's successive victories against West Ham and United, but he is now expected to be replaced by Nordin Amrabat for their match at Burnley on Monday night.


Daryl Janmaat swaps Newcastle United for Watford

Janmaat is back in the Premier League with Watford. Credit: PA

Watford have signed defender Daryl Janmaat from Championship side Newcastle for an undisclosed fee, the club has announced.

Holland international Janmaat, who joined Newcastle in July 2014 from Feyenoord, has signed a four-year contract at Vicarage Road.

The 27-year-old said in quotes reported on "I'm really happy to be here, it's a new adventure for me. I was really pleased that Watford showed interest in me because I wanted to play in the Premier League.

"We [Newcastle] lost three times to Watford last season. They had a good season and I hope we can do the same again this year.

"The club is showing great ambition and wants to improve and I want to be part of that."

Janmaat made 77 appearances in all competitions for Newcastle, scoring four goals. His final outing for the Magpies came in a 2-1 home defeat at the hands of Huddersfield Town earlier this month.

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