Defensive issue for County

Craig Short could stick with the same defence when Notts County travel to Watford in the Carling Cup on Tuesday.

Last Updated: 23/08/10 at 16:08

Short: No new worries

Short: No new worries

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If he does, it means full-back Jon Harley will face his former club.

Liam Chilvers, Stephen Hunt and Krystian Pearce are options should Short feel the need for change.

Short has no new problems following the 1-0 home win on Saturday, just a few players nursing minor niggles.

Last season's top goalscorer Lee Hughes will miss the second round tie and is likely to miss the league game at Bournemouth at the weekend as he continues to struggle with a groin injury.

Fellow forward Luke Rodgers (ankle) and goalkeeper Rob Burch (toe) are making good progress in their recovery from injury but remain three or four weeks away from a return.

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