By Russell Edge
Watford star and club captain Troy Deeney will be missing from his club’s clash with Everton on Sunday after receiving a three match ban for violent conduct, as reported by Sky Sports.
The 29-year-old striker grabbed the face of Stoke City midfielder Joe Allen during a confrontation injury time of the Hornets’ 1-0 defeat to the Potters on Saturday, receiving a yellow card from referee Michael Oliver in the aftermath.
However the FA charged the forward with violent conduct, and as reported on Sky Sports’ official Premier League Twitter account he will serve a three match ban for his indiscretion.
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) October 31, 2017
As a result of his punishment he will miss club’s Premier League matches against Everton, West Ham and Newcastle United.
The clash against the Toffees at Goodison Park will be a crucial one for the Merseyside club as they look to escape the relegation zone after a bitterly disappointing start to the season.
Deeney has established himself as one of the most important players for the Hornets over the past couple of years, with 312 appearances under his belt for the club, netting 107 goals and chipping in with a further 50 assists.
However he has seen his game time under new manager Marco Silva reduced this campaign, with just three starts in his eight league outings this season, scoring one goal in the 2-1 win over Arsenal.
In other Everton news, this 44-year-old is expected to take charge of the upcoming games against Lyon and Watford.