Nigel Pearson provides updates on Sarr, Cleverley & more ahead of Brighton

Brighton vs Watford

Watford face a key clash in their fight for Premier League survival on Saturday.

The Hornets will travel to 15th placed Brighton, as they look to get back to winning ways under Nigel Pearson.

You can check out 101’s betting tips for the clash here.

Watford looked almost certain to be relegated at the end of the current campaign after a simply terrible run under Javi Gracia and then Quique Sanchez Flores.

However, the arrival of former Leicester boss Nigel Pearson looked to have reinvigorated the relegation-battling outfit.

After a loss to high-flying Liverpool at Anfield in Pearson’s first game in the dugout, Watford then went six games unbeaten in the PL.

But Watford’s form has once again dipped off in recent weeks, losing their last two league ties, meaning they are back in the bottom three.

Although, should Watford pick up a victory on Saturday, they will move out of the drop zone, and onto the same points as Brighton.


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Pearson provides injury update on Watford quartet

Ahead of the ‘six-pointer’ with Brighton, Nigel Pearson has provided injury updates on four Watford players.

Pearson would confirm that Tom Cleverley, who has not featured in the league since October, is training and in contention for Saturday.

The Watford boss then went on to state that Daryl Janmaat will be back on the grass next week, while Kiko Femenia is making good progress.

As for Ismaila Sarr, Pearson confirmed that they will assess the winger a bit more on Friday:

“Tom Cleverley is training with us continually now, so he’s in contention.

“Janmaat is going to be back out on the grass with us next week, which is again very positive for us. Kiko is making really good progress, so if he doesn’t make this week then after the short break, he will be available, which is again good news for us.”

“We’ll assess Sarr a bit more tomorrow [Friday] and make decisions on that.

“I think with any injury like that you have to calculate the risk and decide whether the risk is worth taking. We have 13 games left so I think it’s prudent to make sure players like him, when they’re back, they stay back.” As quoted by Watford’s official website.

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