Quique Sanchez Flores labels Watford star Troy Deeney amazing

Watford’s Troy Deeney has been highly praised by his manager.

Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores says Troy Deeney is 'amazing' after the forward finally ended his goal drought in the recent 2-0 victory over Stoke City, Sky Sports report.

Deeney helped fire the Hornets to promotion with an abundance of Championship goals last season - yet his start to life in the Premier League hasn’t been as prolific.

The talented striker failed to find the net in his opening nine league encounters before finally breaking his duck at the Britannia Stadium during his side’s win over Stoke, although his overall contribution in the final impressive has still been vital.

Speaking to Sky Sports on Deeney’s output, boss Sanchez Flores insists he was never worried about his striker’s goal shortage and explained how his performances have been excellent nonetheless.

"The performances from Deeney generally are really good," Flores said.

"He is amazing, he is fast and passionate with the work. He is ambitious and he has everything we need. He is a big leader for the team and in the dressing room and has a connection with the stands."

More goals on the horizon:

Now that Deeney has finally gotten the monkey off his back, surely the 27-year-old will go on to find the net with more regularity as Watford seek Premier League survival.

The Hornets have begun the season well, picking up 13 points from ten matches.

Despite having only scored eight goals - the joint-lowest in the league - Watford have been creating chances and strike duo Odion Ighalo and Deeney are a real threat in front of goal.

With a solid defence behind them, they look the most capable of the three promoted clubs to avoid the drop and, if Deeney can hit more goals, a safe mid-table finish isn’t out of the question.

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