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Rob Edwards confirms significant Watford injury setback

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Watford boss Rob Edwards has confirmed that Tom Dele-Bashiru is set for up to three months out with a knee injury.

The 22-year-old joined the Hornets a few years ago from Manchester City but had to go out on loan to Reading last season to get regular minutes – and he featured in 38 games.

Having had that Championship experience, Dele-Bashiru would’ve hoped to make an impact at Vicarage Road this season but he will have to be patient, as Edwards told the club’s media that he is out for ‘two to three months’.

It’s frustrating to be without him for a period of time, but mentally he is tough and he has got through it before. We and the club will support him fully and do everything to make sure he comes back stronger.”

Whilst the youngster hadn’t featured in the two opening games of the campaign for Watford, his absence will be a blow for Edwards as he looks to build a team capable of winning promotion.

The Championship side strengthened their midfield with the arrival of Hamza Choudhury yesterday.

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The verdict

Firstly, you have to say this is a massive blow for Dele-Bashiru as he will be gutted to have a fairly lengthy injury after just finishing pre-season.

But, these things happen in football and he will already be focusing on the recovery and trying to get back into the team in a few months time.

For Edwards, you obviously don’t want to lose a player but the reality is that he does have a few options in the middle of the park and still has time to strengthen in the coming weeks.

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