Touted Yekini Successor Set To Kick 1st Ball For Watford In Over One Year


Nigeria striker, Isaac Success is in line for his first appearance in over one year for Watford in Saturday's Championship fixture against Nottingham Forest.

The 25 years old had been sidelined by Hamstring injury and last tasted action for the Hornets on 1 February 2020, as a 75th minute replacement for Roberto Pereyra in 3-2 home defeat to Everton.

After making the substitute bench in 2-0 home win over Wycombe Wanderers in midweek, the former Malaga player is all revved for action in tomorrow's week 35 tie against Nottingham Forest starting 13:30 pm at Vicarage Road.

The former Nigeria youth sensation largely touted as Rashidi Yekini's successor in Super Eagles, on Friday expressed his readiness for the game in a statement on his Instagram page.

"Fully focused for tomorrow," stated the Benin-City-born, who is available for selection, and could play some part in the encounter, in the absence of Troy Deeney, who is being sidelined by Achilles injury.

Watford head into the game highly favoured, having lost just once in nine meetings with the visitors, who are marking a trip to Vicarage Road the first time since October 2014. They have lost three of their last eleven matches played on Saturday.