Leeds United boss Steve Evans backs Troy Deeney for England's Euro 2016 squad

The Watford striker is facing Leeds in the FA Cup this weekend.

Leeds United take on Premier League opposition in Watford this weekend and will be hoping to pull off a scalp in the FA Cup against plenty of players they would have faced in the Championship in the past.

The game at Vicarage Road will see them come up against Troy Deeney. The Watford star was one of the Championship's most prolific players in recent times in the Championship and he will be hoping to carry on that reputation against second-tier opposition.

His form has continued in the Premier League and Leeds boss Steve Evans can see why he should be in the England squad for the upcoming European Championships in France this summer. He told LUTV:

"I think the boy Troy Deeney is one of the stars in the Premier League now.

"I think he has earned that right. He had many knockers, I thought he was possibly the one player every week that made the difference for Watford in the Championship last season...

"I have watched Watford three times live fixtures this season and every time I have not failed to go away thinking Denney's just getting better and better.

"I have seen some calls to be in the England squad. The boy (Jamie) Vardy's going to be in it, I think the whole country will demand that injury free, and I think arguably there could be a reason why Troy Deeney makes that plane as well."

Deeney has certainly been in good form this season. He is the joint fourth highest English goalscorer in the Premier League this season with Ross Barkley of Everton - only Jermain Defoe, Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy have more.

The Leeds boss will of course be hoping that Deeney's form temporarily deserts him for this fixture. Watford fans on the other hand will hope he can catch Roy Hodgson's attentions against a familiar foe.

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