Why Daniel Tozser is Watford’s unsung hero this season

Watford’s strikers have got all the plaudits but their Hungarian schemer is the brains behind their promotion campaign.

Watford are major contenders in this season’s Championship promotion battle and their recent form has put them in pole position for a return to the Premier League for the first time since 2007.

Only Bournemouth (82) have scored more goals than Watford (78) in the second tier of English football and the Hornets’ prolific strike-force is a major reason for their high league position.

Troy Deeney (19), Odion Ighalo (17) and Matej Vydra (12) have scored 48 goals between them, making them one of the most feared attacks in the division.

However, Daniel Tozser, who has missed just one league game all season, has been going about his job in central midfield very effectively throughout the campaign.

The Hungarian schemer has a silky left foot and acts as the pivot in Watford’s midfield, dictating the tempo of a match.

He is their creator-in-chief, having made 65 chances on goal for his teammates and is arguably their most important player despite the attacking talent ahead of him.

Tozser is not only a ball recycler but an instigator of attacks. He has the ability to change the pace of a game as well as mere ball retention.

He just sits at the base of the midfield, spraying passes from side-to-side or through the lines whilst giving the side balance, allowing the flair players ahead of him to make things happen in the final third. To add to his talents, Tozser is also Watford’s main set piece taker.

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