Watford v Scunthorpe preview

Team news for Watford's Championship clash with Scunthorpe at Vicarage Road on Saturday.

Last Updated: 22/10/10 at 10:58

Jenkins: Should return to squad

Jenkins: Should return to squad

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Watford manager Malky Mackay will pick from an unchanged squad as his in-form side prepare to welcome Scunthorpe.

Mackay saw his unfancied outfit reach third place in the Championship with an impressive 2-1 win at home to Ipswich in midweek and could name the same starting XI.

Marvin Sordell scored his sixth goal in his last eight games to see off Roy Keane's side and he will continue to partner Danny Graham while youngster Michael Bryan will hope to keep his place.

Bryan started for the first time this season in place of the injured Don Cowie and will battle it out with Will Buckley for the role against the Iron.

Cowie is a definite absentee as he begins a six-week spell on the sidelines after suffering medial knee ligament damage at Portsmouth last weekend.

Midfielder Ross Jenkins has recovered from an ankle injury and will hope to make the matchday 18.

Scunthorpe boss Ian Baraclough will be without defender Rob Jones when his side make the trip to Watford.

The towering centre-back displaced the broken bone in his hand during Tuesday's thrilling 3-2 win at Preston and was replaced at half-time by Michael Raynes.

Former Stockport defender Raynes is set to earn a starting role at Vicarage Road but on-loan Burnley midfielder Kevin McDonald looks certain to remain sidelined.

He has returned to Turf Moor to receive treatment on a back problem suffered during his first day's training with Baraclough's side.

Iron goalkeeper Joe Murphy, who was withdrawn with 17 minutes of Tuesday's match remaining because of a groin problem, has not yet been ruled out of the Vicarage Road clash.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Footer 365

Premier League: Nemanja Matic says Chelsea can win quadruple

Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic insists the Blues can win the quadruple this season.

Ronald Koeman facing selection crisis ahead of Southampton's match against Everton

Harrison Reed's impressive display against Everton has given Ronald Koeman a selection dilemma.

Scottish Championship: SFA has reject Rangers' request to increase Mike Ashley's shareholding in club

The SFA has turned down a request from Rangers to allow Mike Ashley to increase his shareholding in the club to 29.9 per cent.

Mail Box

Van Gaal's Half-Term Report Card...

One Man United fan isn't happy with the rate the team is progressing under Louis van Gaal, while the mailbox also wishes Liverpool fans a Merry Mid-Table Christmas...

Hang On, Rafa's Success Is No Fluke...

The afternoon mailbox kicks the morning mailbox's arse after claims that Rafa Benitez has fluked his success. Plus, big talk about Liverpool's progress and lots more...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property