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Watford boss only interested in buying quality

Watford boss Malky Mackay insists any new signings he makes will not be for the sake of making up the numbers. Mackay is still hopeful of bolstering his ranks prior to kick-off with loan moves for Premier League players in mind, however the 38-year-old insists any new recruits would be brought in because of their quality.

Mackay told the BBC: "We won't be just getting bodies in the door. They will have potential. It could be loans from Premier League clubs who we think will improve the team."

Watford have been heavily linked with Walsall striker Troy Deeney, but Mackay was not willing to speculate on a move for the youngster, who has reportedly handed in a transfer request at the Banks's Stadium to speed up a move to Hertfordshire.

He added: "I'm not going to comment on my players that are signed by other football clubs. I think that's disrespectful to them and the football club. Until someone is sitting next to me with ink on paper, I'm certainly not going to be talking about them."

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