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Watford boss Pearson: We can manage Troy's grumbly knee

Watford boss Nigel Pearson says they can "manage" Troy Deeney's knee injury.

Deeney revealed he's been carrying the injury after scoring twice in victory over Newcastle United.

"He's an experienced player," said Pearson. "Troy has what I would call a 'grumbly knee' that he has to manage on a daily and weekly basis. This is nothing new, it's something which he's come to terms with and has to manage, so you may see him with a bandage today, but it's nothing new.

"We have days where we have a number of players who have to modify their training. When you ask me on a weekly basis about injury news, even players who are available week in, week out, there will be some within I think most clubs who have to manage long term physical difficulties and Troy's known about this for a long term.

"He's been available and he's contributed in a very comfortable way today."

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