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Watford boss Garcia out of hospital after health scare

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Watford boss Oscar Garcia. Credit: PA

Watford boss Oscar Garcia has been released from hospital and could be back at the club later this week.

The 41-year-old Spaniard left hospital on Sunday, a week after he was admitted suffering from chest pains.

Garcia, who only took over at Vicarage Road three weeks ago, has since missed the Hornets' 1-0 win at Blackpool and Saturday's 1-1 draw against Bournemouth, which should have been his first home match in charge.

Watford would not put a time frame on his return on Saturday, but now say they hope he will be back on the training ground before next weekend's trip to Blackburn.

Garcia looking forward to return

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Watford boss Garcia will be back in the dugout soon. Credit: PA

Watford boss Oscar Garcia is due to be released from hospital on Saturday and hopes to be back at work "very soon".

The Spaniard, 41, was admitted to hospital last Sunday after complaining of chest pains.

Writing in his programme notes ahead of Watford's home game against Bournemouth, he said: "You will be aware that I won't be at the match today, but I am hopeful that I will be returning to work very soon.

"One thing is for sure, I am certainly looking forward to being on a training pitch rather than sat in a hospital."

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Watford sign Spurs keeper Gomes

Watford have signed Brazilian goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes on a free transfer from Tottenham.

The 33-year-old has agreed a one-year deal at Vicarage Road, with the club having the option for a further 12 months.

Watford announced on their website: "Heurelho Gomes has agreed terms on a one-year deal at Vicarage Road and will officially become a Watford player on July 1."

Gomes spent part of last season on loan at Bundesliga side Hoffenheim.

He made 135 appearances for Tottenham over a six-year period having arrived at White Hart Lane from PSV Eindhoven in 2008.

Having been given his international bow in the 2003 CONCACAF Gold Cup, Gomes was also part of Brazil's 2010 World Cup squad in South Africa.

Charlton confirm survival

Callum Harriot centre scored twice. Credit: PA

Callum Harriott's first league goals of the season secured Charlton's Sky Bet Championship survival with a game to spare as they sank Watford 3-1.

The rookie winger opened the scoring in the first half and then put the seal on a dramatic win with a superb late strike.

There were plenty of nerves around The Valley when Troy Deeney equalised for Watford in the second half, but Charlton captain Johnnie Jackson fired them back into the lead before Harriott's clincher killed off the Hornets.

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