VY­DRA CAN DO IT FOR US IN­SISTS DOY­LEY

The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP PLAY-OFFS 2ND LEG PREVIEWS -

VET­ERAN Wat­ford defender Lloyd Doy­ley has backed misfiring striker Mate­jVy­dra to come good in to­day’s door-die play-off clash at Vicarage Road.

The Czech hasn’t scored since Fe­bru­ary and missed a sit­ter as Le­ices­ter snatched a 1-0 first-leg lead at the King Power thanks to David Nu­gent’s late header. How­ever, Doy­ley says no-one is blam­ing the 20year-old.

“That hap­pens,” said Doy­ley.“But he got him­self in that po­si­tion so it was an op­por­tu­nity he cre­ated. And I don’t think it af­fected the re­sult.

“Matej is one of the best fin­ish­ers I have seen but even he can miss. He’s scored 20 goals this sea­son al­ready and got us out of a lot of ditches be­fore so hope­fully he can do it on Sun­day.

“It would be a great time to break the run he is on, but we have had other strik­ers that have been scor­ing like Troy Deeney, who was sus­pended for the first leg.”

Cult hero Doy­ley has been atWat­ford since the age of 11 and was in the side that won pro­mo­tion to the Pre­mier League un­der Aidy Boothroyd in 2006. But while that side had big stars, Doy­ley reck­ons the class of 2013 are eas­ier on the eye.

“Last time we had a lot of good in­di­vid­u­als like Ash­ley Young, Mar­lon King, Matthew Spring, Malky Mackay,” he added.

“Now we have a lot of good play­ers, we play more like a team and pass the ball a bit more.”

HOPE: Lloyd Doy­ley

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