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Marco Silva facing striker selection headache ahead of Watford trip to Bournemouth

Silva facing striker selection headache
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Marco Silva admits that he is still unsure over whether to pick fit-again Troy Deeney or new signing Andre Gray up front for Watford's Premier League trip to Bournemouth.

Marco Silva has provided an update on Troy Deeney, suggesting that the striker might be picked for Watford's Premier League clash at Bournemouth on Saturday.

The Hornets captain missed their opener against Liverpool last Saturday following groin surgery, but he is now back in training and in contention for a return.

New signing Andre Gray is also hoping for a starting XI spot against the Cherries after the former Burnley man came off the bench in the 3-3 draw at Vicarage Road.

Asked whether Deeney was training with the rest of his teammates, Silva told Sky Sports News: "He has started normal training with the team since Tuesday.

"He is starting to come fit, he had one week of pre-season until last week and it is important now we get him fit again so he can show me his football and show everyone what he can do to help the team."

Switching to Gray, Silva added: "Of course now he has worked more time with the team. He knows better what are our ideas and what we need and now is the moment I will take the decision I believe is the best for the match."

Silva will be without trio Younes Kaboul, Daryl Janmaat and Roberto Pereyra, who all suffered muscular injuries against Liverpool, for the south coast encounter.

Troy Deeney celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Crystal Palace and Watford on February 13, 2016
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