Football - Zola thinking things over

Gianfranco Zola has plenty to ponder ahead of Watford's crunch trip to promotion rivals Hull.

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Defender Marco Cassetti limped off early in the second half of Good Friday's 3-3 draw at home to Burnley and will be assessed, with Lloyd Doyley on standby to start from the off having replaced the Italian.

Playmaker Almen Abdi recovered from his groin injury to start against the Clarets but goalkeeper Manuel Almunia (hamstring) missed his fifth match in succession and will again be monitored ahead of the clash at the KC Stadium.

Zola made five changes against Burnley from last time out - with Championship Player of the Year Matej Vydra certain to be recalled to face the Tigers having been rested to the bench.

Defenders Nyron Nosworthy (Achilles), Neuton (dislocated shoulder) and Tommie Hoban (ankle) as well as midfielder John Eustace (back) all continue to miss out.

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