Nigerian forward Isaac Success has been rewarded with a fresh long-term contract to keep him at Watford until the summer of 2023. The 22-year-old had struggled to make a notable impression during the backend of the previous season under manager Javi Gracia but the current campaign has fared much better for him with gametime in each of the opening 13 league matches.
The Hornets have made another positive start to the season with 20 points from 13 matches but their form has tailed off over the past month with a run of three winless matches. Nonetheless, they are still placed in the top half of the table and Garcia has the task at hand of reviving their form after recently signing a new four-year contract with the club.
Watford are scheduled to face Leicester City on the road during the weekend’s league fixture and the game could offer them a chance of returning to winning ways, considering the Foxes have not won at the King Power Stadium since September. Thereafter, they can expect a tough ride against Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City, who are looking unbeatable at present and the same can be said about Everton at home, where they have picked up four straight league wins while conceding only one goal in the process.
Meanwhile, speaking about Watford players, Abdoulaye Doucoure has been recently linked with a potential reunion with manager Marco Silva at Everton when the transfer window reopens at the turn of the year. The Frenchman has been one of the Hornets’ leading performers over the past 18 months and they could face a battle to keep him for the long-term.