Quique Sanchez Flores feels Troy Deeney deserves England chance

Watford Vicarage Road 2

Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores hopes that Troy Deeney will be given the chance to replace Wayne Rooney in England's next squad.


Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores has told Sky Sports News that striker Troy Deeney deserves an opportunity to represent England next month.


With Wayne Rooney being ruled out of action for at least six weeks, the door has opened for many of the nation's home-grown attacking players as they look for the chance to impress ahead of Euro 2016.


Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy appear to top the list after their exploits for Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City respectively, while Daniel Sturridge and Danny Welbeck will have ambitions to return to the fold after sitting out most of the season through injury.


However, Flores has backed Hornets skipper Deeney to make his mark should he be selected by Roy Hodgson after scoring eight goals in his first campaign in the Premier League.


Flores said: "It's an amazing opportunity for our player, for Troy Deeney. He has this English spirit and he represents English players very well.

"I hope it will be perfect for the player, perfect for Watford and perfect for everyone. When you put one player from Watford in the national team, it is proof something is good.

"If we are able to put players in the national team, we are getting opportunities and targets because the team improves and the club improves."

Deeney required 10 games to break his duck in the top flight and he has recently just ended a run of six matches without finding the back of the net.

However, seven goals between October 24 and January 9 saw his stock continue to rise at Vicarage Road and he has helped Watford occupy ninth position in the table.

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch