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Sky Bet Championship: Watford v Nottingham Forest team news

Ikechi Anya is set to return to the Watford squad for the visit of Nottingham Forest.

The Scotland winger missed Saturday's 3-0 win at Sheffield Wednesday - which took the Hornets to the top of the table - due to a calf injury but he was back in training on Monday and is available.

Striker Troy Deeney came on as a late sub at Hillsborough after a month out with a hamstring injury and, having suffered no reaction, he will be involved again.

Craig Cathcart and Keith Andrews will miss out with calf problems but they are due to train on Wednesday, which will leave just Gabriel Tamas (knee) and Gabriele Angella (ankle) in the treatment room.

Forest midfielder Henri Lansbury will miss the trip through suspension after he was booked for the fifth time this season during the defeat to Cardiff on Saturday, much to the annoyance of Reds boss Stuart Pearce.

"Henri has picked up a lot of bookings in a short space of time and it is something he has to improve on, cheap bookings. And it is another player down for us on Tuesday night," said Pearce, who already has Andy Reid, Chris Cohen and Jack Hobbs unavailable through injury.

"Henri has always had it in him to give cheap bookings away, even going back to my time working with him in the England Under-21 squad. It is something he has to mature a little bit, in his game, to eradicate."

Youngster Ben Osborn or the fit-again David Vaughan will contest the midfield spot vacated by Lansbury.


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