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New Watford boss Sanchez Flores: Deeney absence an opportunity

New Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores has challenged the players to lift in the absence of Troy Deeney.

Sanchez Flores thinks by reinvigorating his fringe players' desire to make the starting lineup, he can create a competitive dynamic within the squad.

"The next match we don't have Deeney to play, so we need to use the players we have," said Sanchez Flores.

"But the most important thing is to create this kind of dynamic that we don't miss players when they're injured because getting injured in football now is very easy.

"We're going to lose players of course during the season, so for us the most important thing is to have this kind of mentality in all our players.

"It's very important to have a good team, a good lineup, but it's very good to recuperate the players who don't feel useful for the squad right now. I need to recuperate the players that don't play too much, that think they don't have opportunities. We need all of them. That's why the club chooses these players, to try to help the team

"The players, when they don't win or they are in this kind of position in the league, of course they're a little bit depressed and not confident enough. This kind of thing you need to treat and repair.

"Of course, they're not completely happy with the situation, but I can feel in these days that they want to show that they are able to play well, they are ready, they are listening, they are working, but these kinds of things happen when you replace someone. Everyone wants to show you it's possible to be in the lineup from the first day."

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