Troy Deeney explains the tweet that caused him plenty of grief from Leeds fans

Elland Road pitchside

The Watford striker has been previewing his side's FA Cup clash with Leeds.

Watford striker Troy Deeney has explained why he got 'a bit of grief' from Leeds United fans after his side were drawn against the Whites in the fifth round of the FA Cup, according to the Watford Observer.

Indeed, the 27-year-old celebrated the draw on Twitter because his father was always a big Leeds fan.

But many Leeds supporters perceived Deeney's reaction as a sign of arrogance - and a suggestion that the Hornets could quite easily get past United.

The Watford striker told the Observer: "I got a bit of grief for that. My Dad was a Leeds fan so that was the best draw for me. It was either that or something like Manchester United away. So I was buzzing."

Deeney's Watford form proves the value of a prolific goalscorer in the Championship.

If a striker has the talent, he'll make the transition to the Premier League - and the 27-year-old is now being linked with a place in the England squad.

Leeds haven't been lucky enough to hold on to a forward like Deeney. United did have Ross McCormack but sold him.

Deeney, meanwhile, has been at Watford since 2010, through the highs and the lows. He should provide the Leeds defence with a very tough test at Vicarage Road.

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