Abdi: Last chance for Watford

Watford midfielder Almen Abdi knows his side are drinking in the last-chance saloon in their bid for automatic promotion.

Last Updated: 26/04/13 at 19:47 Post Comment

Almen Abdi: Watford in action at Leicester on Friday

Almen Abdi: Watford in action at Leicester on Friday

The Hornets travel to the King Power Stadium on Friday night to face Leicester aware only victory will be enough to keep alive their chances of joining Cardiff in taking the direct route to the Barclays Premier League.

Watford are four points behind Hull with two games remaining but, if they were to win tonight, it would put the pressure on Steve Bruce's side when they meet Barnsley on Saturday.

Abdi told Hornets Player: "It's our last chance. There are two games left, (and tonight) we are up against strong opposition. It's a difficult place to play.

"We're confident after the 4-0 win against Blackburn, though, and we'll give everything over the 90 minutes, and hopefully we can take three points to put pressure on Hull.

"The possibility is there that Hull will not win and it will go to the last game. If we win, of course. We have to concentrate on ourselves taking points, not Hull.

"We'll talk about this next week if it happens. I hope the game being on Friday night gives us an advantage - we seem to play well on television."

Leicester have plenty to play for themselves as they chase a play-off spot. A point would be enough to take the Foxes back into the top six until Saturday at least.

Leicester ended a run of nine games without a win against fellow top-six chasers Bolton last week before drawing with Crystal Palace, giving manager Nigel Pearson hope they can secure the points required.

He said on Leicester's website: "We've got two games left and we've got to try and win both of them.

"The next one is Watford and clearly our focus is on trying to get three points against them. It gives us the incentive of being able to put pressure on other teams around us.

"We've got to try and keep our focus on the job in hand. This stage of the season adds a bit of pressure to everybody, it's just about dealing with that.

"We're looking forward to the game and the players are working hard and seem confident with themselves, and I think that's important. Looking at the last few games, I think we've been playing better."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

W

hy is the dinosaur trying to hold on to this.... Just leave... No one wants you in this position you corrupt loser. Let someone else take over....

arsenal121
Defiant Sepp blames minority

N

ow is the time for Allardyce to finally get a chance at a big club please. He is likely to have a number of great offers for his services this summer, but who will he choose? Will it be Liverpool, Real Madrid, Dortmund or Man City?

medina_sod
Allardyce leaves West Ham

I

thought exactly this when the Match of the Day pundits were peddling this line. Is it really not okay for fans of a club to have some ambition these days then?

damoceltic
Bored Of Big Sam? It's Your Right...

Footer 365

Bomb threat confirmed on FIFA election day in Zurich

A bomb threat and a political protest have disrupted FIFA's congress on the day Sepp Blatter's critics hope will signal his exit.

FA chairman Greg Dyke calls for possible Russia 2018 boycott

FA chairman Greg Dyke wants UEFA nations to consider pulling out of the World Cup finals in Russia in three years' time.

Sepp Blatter vs Prince Ali: FIFA election explained

Will Sepp Blatter see off Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein? We explain how Friday's presidential vote works...

Mail Box

Players Must Stand Up For Qatar Boycott

Players, not bureaucrats, hold the key to boycotting Qatar. Also in the afternoon mailbox: Wenger is right to rotate, Zlatan can dribble, and it's Barca v Ajax in the budget final...

What Would You Do If You Were Blatter?

Step into Sepp's shoes, is the invitation from one mailboxer. Also: United already have their new number one, Rodgers deserves time, and the best Budget XI so far...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company