Brighton vs Watford: Josh King gives Xisco Munoz ‘perfect’ selection headache

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Watford boss Xisco Munoz is relishing having a selection headache in attack, with Josh King fit and ready to make his debut against Brighton on Saturday.

King joined Watford earlier this summer on a free transfer after his contract with Everton expired at the end of June.

The striker, however, was denied making his debut during last weekend’s 3-2 win over Aston Villa due to a groin issue.

King has now recovered and he is hoping to make his Watford bow tomorrow when the Hornets travel to Brighton.

“About King, for me, he is a very good player,” said Xisco. “I think in him we have a different striker to what we used last week.

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“I think it is perfect for me when you have different possibilities to use in different situations in the game.

“King is fit. I am happy because he is recovering and worked very hard in the last weeks. We will see what happens on Saturday.”

King may have to settle for a spot on the bench, with Emmanuel Dennis hoping to keep his starting spot after scoring last week.

Right-back Kiko Femenia is due to return to the squad too, but midfielder Juraj Kucka is a doubt with a thigh injury. Saturday’s game is also too early for new loan signing, Ozan Tufan, who joined on Thursday from Fenerbahce.

“I am very happy with him because he is a good player and he can give us one more option in the squad,” Xisco added.

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