Ismaila Sarr nearing Watford return


Watford have provided an injury update on Ismaila Sarr ahead of their English Championship clash with Sheffield Wednesday.

The Hornets are currently preparing for the resumption of the league after the international break. Sarr has been side-lined with a hamstring injury and missed the club’s previous game.

He also couldn’t join the Lions of Teranga in the recent international break. The West African nation drew both of their dead-rubber qualifiers against Congo Brazzaville and Eswatini. The attacker is a fully-fledged international with 32 senior squad appearances and five goals scored.

Watford have since announced through their official website that the 23-year-old has been working hard to get back to action as soon as possible.

“Ismaila Sarr (hamstring) is working hard in an attempt to be back in contention for Friday’s game.

“Head coach Xisco Munoz will make a late decision as to whether he’s included in the matchday squad for the visit of Sheffield Wednesday.”

Sarr has netted nine league goals and assisted another four in 33 league appearances for the Hornets.

He has played a major role at the club since moving from French Ligue 1 side Stade Rennes in 2019. There was a lot of expectation put on the winger after his stellar displays in France and he has not disappointed so far.

In his absence, Swedish winger Ken Sema has stepped up to fill the left wing role. He netted as Watford defeated Birmingham City 3-0 in their last outing.

Watford currently sit in third position in the division with 75 points from 38 games. A win against Sheffield will push them closer to their ultimate goal of automatic promotion back to the top-flight.

Promotion will be a remarkable achievement for the club as they would be making a return to the Premier League just a season after  getting relegated from the country’s elite division.

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