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The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO RESULTS - By Neil Fissler

WAT­FORD hit­man Troy Deeney is on the wanted list of Stoke boss Mark Hughes as he looks to bol­ster his strike force.

Deeney started his ca­reer at As­ton Villa but signed for Wal­sall with­out play­ing a game in De­cem­ber 2006.

The 26-year-old striker scored nine times in 20 ap­pear­ances for the Hor­nets last sea­son and got the win­ner against Birm­ing­ham City last week­end.

Deeney, who cost Wat­ford £500,000 in Au­gust 2010, is one of the play­ers that Hughes is con­sid­er­ing mak­ing a move for ahead of the trans­fer dead­line.

Hughes, who took over from Tony Pulis at the Bri­tan­nia Sta­dium in the sum­mer, knows he needs to get more goals out of his team.

The Hor­nets have al­ready lost Cham­pi­onship Player of the Year Matej Vy­dra and will be keen to hang onto Deeney when the trans­fer win­dow closes this month.

But they know that they maybe fight­ing a los­ing bat­tle should Hughes and Stoke come in with a for­mal of­fer which matches their val­u­a­tion of the player.

Gian­franco Zola is tar­get­ing an­other pro­mo­tion bid to the top flight and Deeney will be key to that bid af­ter last sea­son’s play-off fi­nal heartache. SWIN­DON TOWN could be about to of­fer Mill­wall striker Dany N’Gues­san an es­cape route from his hell at The Den.

The French­man has been fac­ing an un­cer­tain fu­ture at the Cham­pi­onship side af­ter storm­ing off when he was sub­sti­tuted in a game against Crys­tal Palace.

The Mill­wall faith­ful are in no mood to for­give N’Gues­san who has pleaded for a sec­ond chance from fans but it is some­thing that he is un­likely to be given.

N’Gues­san started his ca­reer at Aux­erre and has only scored four times in 35 ap­pear­ances since mov­ing to Mill­wall from Le­ices­ter City in Au­gust 2011.

Charlton Ath­letic wanted to sign N'Gues­san last sea­son fol­low­ing a loan spell at the Val­ley but the then Lions boss Kenny Jack­ett wasn’t pre­pared to do busi­ness.

But Swin­don boss Mark Cooper wants to sign a striker be­fore the end of the month and N'Gues­san is one of the play­ers he is keen on.

He is un­der con­tract with Mill­wall un­til the end of the sea­son and it is likely that Steve Lo­mas will want a small fee for his ser­vices.

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