Oscar Garcia looking for example from Watford forward

The new Hornets head coach wants Troy Deeney to set an example to the entire Watford squad.

26-year old Deeney was the subject of intense transfer speculation this summer, and Watford rejected multiple offers from Premier League clubs - including a bid from Leicester that could have risen to £12 million.

The striker, who has netted three times so far this campaign, then agreed to a new four-year deal with the Hornets - capping the news with the opening goal in the 4-2 home victory over Huddersfield Town.

The former Walsall man was appointed club captain at the start of the current season, following the departure of Manuel Almunia, and he is said to be one of the key men, not just on the pitch, but in the dressing room.

And recently hired head coach Oscar Garcia is looking to use Deeney’s importance to his advantage, allowing him to set the example in the dressing room for all the playing squad to follow.

Quoted by the Watford Observer, Garcia said: "He’s the captain and I want him to set an example. He knows what the club means and he can help me a lot in the dressing room; he can help me on the pitch and off the pitch. I’m very pleased to have him in the squad.”

Deeney has quickly risen to become one of the highest profile strikers outside of the Premier League, having recorded two 20-goal seasons in a row in the Championship. With the inflated transfer market that has seen overpriced deals for Championship players, Watford can count themselves lucky to have held onto their talismanic forward - especially as it appears as if his goalscoring form has continued well into this season.

If Deeney chooses to back Garcia’s management regime, there is no doubt that the former Barcelona man will be a success in Hertfordshire, as the Hornets look to achieve promotion to the top flight of English football.

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