Hornets set to overcome bug issues

Watford were hit by a sickness bug this week but expect all the affected players to be available for Saturday's Championship visit of Cardiff.

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Hoskins: Expected to overcome illness

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The Hornets were forced to close their training ground on Wednesday with Craig Cathcart, Ross Jenkins, Henri Lansbury, Don Cowie and Will Hoskins all laid low.

Cathcart and Jenkins missed Tuesday night's 3-2 defeat by Coventry, Lansbury was only well enough to make the bench and Hoskins and Cowie had to leave the action in the second half.

But all five have returned to training and will be in contention at the weekend.

Lee Hodson, who suffered a leg injury against the Sky Blues, should also be fit and Nathan Ellington is back from suspension so Heidar Helguson (calf) and Jay DeMerit (eye) are the only definite absentees.

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Championship Fixtures

Tuesday, 21 October 2014
19:45
Blackburn v Birm'ham  
Blackpool v Derby  
B'mouth v Reading  
Brentford v Sheff Wed
Cardiff v Ipswich  
Charlton v Bolton
Huddsf'ld v Brighton
Norwich v Leeds  
Rotherham v Fulham  
Watford v N Forest  

Sky Bet Championship

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Watford 12 11 24
2 Derby 12 12 23
3 M'boro 12 9 23
4 Norwich 12 10 21
5 N Forest 12 9 21
6 Ipswich 12 6 20
7 Wolves 12 3 20
8 Charlton 12 3 19
9 B'mouth 12 3 18
10 Brentford 12 -1 18
11 Sheff Wed 12 0 17
12 Cardiff 12 0 16
13 Blackburn 12 -2 16
14 Leeds 12 -3 15
15 Rotherham 12 -3 15
16 Reading 12 -5 15
17 Huddsf'ld 12 -6 15
18 Millwall 12 -3 13
19 Wigan 12 -2 11
20 Brighton 12 -3 11
21 Birm'ham 12 -7 11
22 Fulham 12 -9 10
23 Bolton 12 -12 8
24 Blackpool 12 -10 6

Updated Mon, 20 Oct 2014

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