Superb Dennis to miss out against Southampton

The Nigerian forward will miss the game against Southampton through injury.

Emmanuel Dennis (Instagram/Watford)

Emmanuel Dennis will be unable to continue his superb run of performances for Watford when they face Southampton this weekend. He will be unavailable through injury as announced by the club. The Nigerian forward has been in superb form for his new team since he joined and his absence is surely to be felt by his teammates.

Last time out in the Premier League, the 23 year old came off the bench to help his team mount an impressive comeback against Everton. His performance on the day was one of his most impressive since he arrived in England. His contributions to Watford's season has been immense, enough to already win him a Player of the Month gong in his first few months.

With Southampton looming on the horizon, Watford's manager, Claudio Ranieri, will rue the absence of one of his more influential attacking players and will hope his teammates will do enough to cover his shift. His impressive goal contribution stats of 6 goals in 9 appearances is one of the best on the impressive Hornets team that has earned plaudits for its intense attacking style.

When quizzed about the player's absence, Ranieri acknowledged how big a blow Dennis' unavailability will be for the team but won't despair at the size of the task ahead. He said: “I will miss Dennis, but I’m sure whoever plays in his position for him can do very well,”

The manager continued, “I said well done to Joshua [King], not for the hat-trick but how he played. Very well! He held the ball, he gave time to his teammates to come and close every action.

“Joao [Pedro], I like him a lot. He is young, has lots of skills and I think slowly he can come directly into the first team and play lots of matches.”

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