Helguson return boosts Hornets

Heidar Helguson will return to the Watford starting line-up for Saturday afternoon's Championship clash with Derby at Vicarage Road.

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The Icelandic striker missed Monday night's 3-1 win over QPR due to the terms of his loan deal from the west London club.

Nathan Ellington, who was handed a rare start against Rangers, is likely to find himself on the bench again with Helguson partnering Danny Graham in attack.

Boss Malky Mackay will hand a late fitness check to Henri Lansbury after the on-loan Arsenal midfielder sat out on Monday with a hip injury.

Club captain Jay DeMerit could also return to the starting line-up for the first time since August.

The American defender came on at half-time against Rangers after more than three months out recovering from eye surgery.

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