Last Updated: Tue, 06 Mar 2012 15:45
Watford will continue to be without long-term injury victims Martin Taylor and Stephen McGinn for their npower Championship clash with West Ham.
Defender Taylor has a shoulder problem which is preventing him from being a part of manager Sean Dyche's matchday squad, while midfielder McGinn is still not ready for a first-team return from a knee problem despite playing 45 minutes of a reserve team match last week - his first outing for a year.
Dyche hopes both players will feature for the second string next week as they step up their recoveries.
Midfielder Ross Jenkins, who has been on the periphery of the squad of late, has been ruled out with a groin strain, while Dyche will not be able to call on winger Gavin Massey because of a tooth infection.
Dyche may consider a starting role for on-loan Fulham man Alex Kacaniklic, who impressed off the bench during the 3-2 victory over Burnley on Saturday.
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