Watford captain Troy Deeney has received praise from former boss Malky Mackay after the striker scored both goals in the Hornets’ 2-0 win which took the Hertfordshire side to the summit of the Championship, and left Mackay’s Wigan in 22nd, 6 points from safety.

Mackay spoke to LaticsPlayer after the defeat to Watford and was full of kind words for the Watford frontman, who took his goals tally to 19 for the season. “We had two terrific chances and I thought that we came out second half, started well, unfortunate in terms of the little mistake for the first goal. If you give Troy Deeney a sniff, he scores, that’s why he’s the best centre forward in the league”

Mackay was Watford manager when Deeney was signed to the club in 2010 but the man signed  from Walsall was mostly used on the wing by the Scot. Since being moved to his favoured role, Deeney has consistently scored goals for the club he is now captain of. If he manages to find the net just once more in Watford’s last 8 games, he’ll be the first Hornet to ever score 20 league goals in 3 consecutive seasons.


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