Former Watford boss Billy McKinlay admitted he was "disappointed" and "surprised" to lose his job after just eight days in charge
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Wigan and Watford are both trying to sign Chelsea's England Under-21 international midfielder on loan, according to the Daily Mirror. The youngster already has a year's experience in the Championship, after spending last season at Vicarage Road.
Watford's Ikechi Anya has won his first Scotland call-up after being named in Gordon Strachan's squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Belgium and Macedonia next month.
The Glasgow-born player can play full-back or wide midfield. Meanwhile, Leeds forward Ross McCormack has secured a recall.