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Sam Allardyce should take a chance on Watford's Troy Deeney in next England squad

Watford's Troy Deeney celebrates scoring their second goal

The Hornets skipper has been in good form so far this season, with two goals from his first five Premier League games.

England manager Sam Allardyce during the press conference

The England national team is in a transitional period at the moment.

With Sam Allardyce tasked with changing the Three Lions' fortunes for the better, the team's recent World Cup qualifying win over Slovakia represented a great start for the former Sunderland manager.

Selecting a solid squad was key, and next month's qualifiers against Malta and Slovenia will prove to be further evidence of the national side's progress.

However, a recent injury to Harry Kane, who is set for an extended period on the sidelines, poses a big problem for Allardyce in the forward department.

But as one potential door closes, another one has been opened, and the already paper-thin options at Allardyce's disposal could be given a boost in the form of Watford skipper Troy Deeney.

Troy Deeney celebrates after scoring the third goal for Watford

The 28-year-old has quietly gone about his business since the club reached the Premier League last season, and his goalscoring record in England's top division shows he knows how to hit the net.

Striking 13 times in the league last year, Deeney has already added two to his haul in the current campaign, including one in Watford's sensational 3-1 win over Manchester United over the weekend.

He is not short of admirers, with ex-England striker Ian Wright hoping Allardyce has paid attention to the former Walsall man's performances.

"Every time I watch him play for Watford, he is at least a seven-out-of-ten player; often an eight," Wright told the Sun, as reported by the Evening Standard.

"That degree of consistency is difficult to achieve in the Premier League but Deeney ticks a lot of boxes.

England manager Sam Allardyce during training

"Allardyce is a brave man, not afraid to make surprise decisions. More power to it and let’s hope Allardyce is not afraid to at least give Deeney a chance."

Deeney is a hard worker, able to really frustrate and unsettle defences due to his constant movement, adding to his indomitable strength on and off the ball.

Allardyce will want a player like Deeney, who would give his all in an England shirt, in his squad, as he is able to pull his teammates over the line when the chips are down.

Should the England boss take a chance on Deeney next month, the latter will go a long way in proving Allardyce made the right decision.

Watford's Troy Deeney celebrates scoring their third goal

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