Watford’s star defender Kiko Femenia is set to be fully fit for the club’s clash against Newcastle United after limping out of the club’s 2-0 win over West Ham.
The Spanish right back has been a regular in the Hornet’s fixtures this season, having appeared in 11 of a possible 12 league games for the club, 10 of which have come in the starting XI.
However he was forced off with four minutes left to play at Vicarage Road on Saturday, leaving him as an injury doubt for the club’s visit to St James’ Park.
However, manager Marco Silva has revealed that he has taken part in all of the training sessions this week, stating the 26-year-old was simply suffering from cramp.
However there is no such luck for Watford’s other injured stars Younes Kaboul, Isaac Success and Nathaniel Chalobah, with the boss confirming that there is no chance of any of them returning from their respective layoffs on Saturday.
Speaking to the press on Thursday, he was quoted by the Hertfordshire Mercury as saying: “Kiko Femenia has done every session with us this week. He had cramp when he went off.
“I cannot say who is the closest to coming back, it’s difficult to mention dates at he moment.
“We will see in the coming weeks, but I hope it’s as soon as possible.”
Femenia’s fitness boost will likely mean there is no start for former Newcastle right back Daryl Janmaat against his former club, with the Dutch defender having been on the bench for six successive matches before being completely excluded from the squad last weekend.
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