Buckley poised for Hornets debut

Will Buckley is finally pushing to make his Watford debut when the Hornets head to Derby for their Championship clash on Saturday afternoon.

Last Updated: 05/03/10 at 11:27

Buckley: Finally set to make his debut

Buckley: Finally set to make his debut

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The winger, a January signing from Rochdale, has been sidelined with a thigh problem but proved his fitness with a run-out for the reserves in midweek and should travel to Pride Park.

The Hornets will be without Tom Cleverley as the on-loan Manchester United midfielder serves the second game of his three-match ban following his recent red card against Scunthorpe.

Boss Malky Mackay will also check on defender Jay DeMerit, who picked up a knock playing for the USA against Holland.

Will Hoskins is pressing for a start in attack after following up his goal as a substitute in the 2-1 defeat by Newcastle last weekend with a hat-trick for the reserves.

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