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Saints v Watford

Saints
vs.
Watford

St Mary's

20/3/06

19.45

On Sky

Saints face a tough televised clash against The Hornets tonight.

The visitors are now fourth in the table and pushing Sheffield Utd for the final automatic promotion place. Currently they're only six point behind The Blades with tonight's game in hand.

Saints go into the match nineteenth after a four match unbeaten run that should have included three wins, but instead only returned one, due to late defensive slips.

Vital Quotes:

Saints Team News:

Darren Powell has picked up a hamstring strain in training and is set to miss out. Darren Potter also sustained a calf strain in training this week and will be sidelined for around two weeks.

Matt oakley is also still unavailable and Djamel Belmadi and David Prutton are not fit, though both should return to training next week.

Alexander Ostlund and Marian Pahars are both set to return to the squad.

Player to watch: Peter Madsen

The Danish international has looked a quality player since joining in January and initially he was just short of match fitness. He's been getting stronger with every match and now appears to have adapted to the English game; last week he capped his performance off with his first Saints goal.

Watford Team News:

Watford have star striker Marlon King returning from a hamstring injury and illness.

Player to watch: Marlon King

Pretty obvious to any opposing defence why he's the player to watch, he's the Championship top scorer with 18 goals so far this season.

Match Facts & Stats

Match Prediction:

I'm going for a possibly optimistic 2-2, though I won't be surprised if Watford win either, as they definitely have more to play for.

Next Fixtures:


Writer:Stef C
Date:Monday March 20 2006
Time: 1:00PM

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Comments

0
Still you've made Sir Elton a very happy man....he will be kissing David tonight.
pompeygray
21/03/2006 00:25:00
0
So now you have been in the Championship, and have to agree that it is a harder league than you actually thought it would be. Yyou are not content with that... Now you have a yerning to taste league one aswell? Tutt Tutt... Not going as planned is it?
Terence
21/03/2006 14:53:00
0
thought you would be play your local darby next year against pompy, but seems they are trying to stay in the premiership, and you are fighting for league one
huscarl
21/03/2006 16:32:00
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Saints or sinners, losers or winners.....but you still look safe. Thank God you had Harry Redknapp at the start of the season. How Lowe can you finish ?
pompeygray
22/03/2006 03:37:00
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