Watford striker Troy Deeney desperate to score against Aston Villa following 2004 release

Troy Deeney has admitted he wants to score against Aston Villa.

Watford hitman Troy Deeney has told the official Premier League website that he is desperate to score against Aston Villa this season.

Deeney, 27, has been a mainstay of the Watford side since his 2010 move from Walsall, and he is now looking to make an impact in the top flight.

78 goals in his last four seasons, including 21 goals last season which handed the Hornets promotion, have made Deeney a hero at Vicarage Road, and after a slow start to life in the Premier League, Deeney is starting to find his feet.

It's been a long road back to the Premier League for Deeney, who was released as a teenager by Aston Villa back in 2004, meaning Deeney had to join Chelmsley Town in non-league whilst studying to become a builder.

A move to Walsall - and loan move to Halesowen Town - followed, but Deeney is now finally back in the Premier League; and he is looking for revenge on Villa.

Speaking to the official Premier League website, Deeney has admitted that Villa are the team he most wants to score against this season, and wants to do in front of the famous Holte End at Villa Park.

"It is a wonderful stadium, probably the biggest fanbase in the Midlands and my granddad was a die-hard Villa fan, so it will be nice for that moment," said Deeney. "To do it in front of the Holte End, with 1,000 swearing at me will be lovely!"

Deeney has the chance to do just that later this month, as Watford travel to face Villa on November 28th - and he will certainly be looking to show Villa what they are missing, having released him over ten years ago.

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