Photos: Beaten by Becchio, linked with signing for Leeds, will Watford ace feature?

Heurelho Gomes

Watford have a decision to make over their goalkeeper this weekend, while one option Heurelho Gomes will have mixed memories of facing Leeds United.

Watford have a decision to make over their goalkeeper this weekend, but Heurelho Gomes may be forgiven for wanting to be left on the bench.

The Brazilian faced this weekend's opponents Leeds United back in 2010, while playing for Tottenham Hotspur, and saw his side nearly come unstuck against Simon Grayson's team.

Leeds claimed a 2-2 draw at White Hart Lane with two goals from in form striker Jermaine Beckford forcing the tie to a replay. 

Strike partner Luciano Becchio netted at Elland Road, only to see Jermain Defoe inspire a 3-1 victory for the Spurs side then managed by Harry Redknapp.

Gomes himself was four years later linked with signing for Leeds United. The Evening Standard reported in February 2014 that the goalkeeper was in talks with the Whites over a loan move, as his Spurs contract ticked down.

Leeds were unable to push through a deal, and Gomes sat in the reserves at Spurs before being released and signing with Watford.

His move to the Hornets has been a big success, helping the side win promotion, and rolling back the years to star in the Premier League at 35. A missed opportunity for Leeds, almost certainly.

Whether he will play this weekend is less than clear. New signing Costel Pantilimon featured in the fourth round win over Nottingham Forest, but Gomes started in the third round win at home to Newcastle United.

If Gomes is given the nod to start, he may find that Leeds' frontline is less dynamic than the duo of Beckford and Becchio which starred in 2010, with the side managing only 29 goals in 31 games in the league this season.

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