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BLIND, STUPID AND DESPERATE
 
03/04:
Injuries and suspensions
 
Current injuries:

Heidar Helguson:
Reluctantly brought on as a substitute during West Ham match due to shortage of players but suffered no adverse effects.
(30/04/04)
Neil Cox:
Made an early return to the heart of the defence at West Ham due to a player shortage, despite being less than match fit .
(30/04/04)
Sean Dyche:
Did not train earlier this week but hopeful of return on Sunday from a hip injury.
(30/04/04)
Marcus Gayle:
Ruled out for Sunday's fixture with a hamstring problem.
(07/05/04)
Jack Smith:
Still recovering from a knock but in contention for Reading fixture.
(07/05/04)
Neal Ardley:
Ruled for Reading match with a knee injury.
(07/05/04)
Danny Webber:
Is to have the plate removed from his broken leg next week in a bid to gain maximum rehabilitation before pre-season training.
(30/04/04)
Jason Norville:
Has a groin injury and will undergo a minor operation on Tuesday.
(30/04/04)
Simon Patterson:
Underwent a knee operation earlier this week.
(30/04/04)

International call-ups:

None

Forthcoming suspensions:

Jamie Hand:
Was sent off in the Reserves last week and will miss three first-team matches commencing against Reading and followed by the first two games of next season.
(30/04/04)

Transfer and contract news:

Chris Baird:
Has been recalled by Southampton for their last two games of the season.
(07/05/04)
Lenny Pidgeley:
Watford are trying to secure another one-year loan from Chelsea.
(30/04/04)
Dominic Blizzard and Hameur Bouazza:
Will be offered new contracts.
(30/04/04)
Jack Smith and Lee Cook:
Watford are negotiating on new contracts with both players. They are with the same agency as Tommy Smith and this may be a lengthy process.
(30/04/04)
Simon Patterson:
The young striker is tipped as one to be released when his contract expires at the end of the season.
(30/04/04)
Chris Baird:
Has had loan to Watford from Southampton extended to the end of the season.
(16/04/04)
Alec Chamberlain:
The keeper has been told he can look for a new club as Watford are unable to confirm his future.
(09/04/04)
Sam Swonnell, Elliott Godfrey and Steve Graham:
Have all been told their contracts will not be renewed at the end of the season.
(09/04/04)
Chris Baird:
The Southampton right-back has joined Watford on loan for a month.
(19/03/04)
Wayne Brown:
Loan at Colchester United has been extended to the end of the season.
(19/03/04)
Sam Swonnell:
Is on trial at Wycombe Wanderers with a view to a permanent move.
(06/02/04)
Jerel Ifil:
Has returned from loan period at Swindon Town.
(23/01/04)
Anthony MacNamee:
Has returned from loan at Barnet.
(23/01/04)
Sean Dyche:
Has been told his contract will not be renewed at the end of the season.
(09/01/04)
Stephen Kelly:
Recalled from loan by Tottenham Hotspur to provide defensive cover with suspensions in the pipeline.
(24/12/03)
Anthony MacNamee:
Has gone on loan to Conference side Barnet to increase his opportunity to get games.
(24/12/03)
Stephen Kelly:
The Tottenham Hotspur defender has returned for a third and final month on loan.
(19/12/03)
Lenny Pidgeley:
Chelsea have agreed that he can play in the FA Cup Third Round tie against them if selected by Ray Lewington.
(19/12/03)
Scott Fitzgerald:
Has signed a new contract extension that keeps him at Vicarage Road until 2006.
(21/11/03)
Stephen Kelly:
Loan from Tottenham Hotspur came to an end on Saturday as he joined the Ireland Under-20 squad in Dubai.
(21/11/03)
Lenny Pidgeley:
Has had loan from Chelsea extended to the end of the season.
(14/11/03)
Jerel Ifil:
Has gone back on loan to Swindon Town.
(14/11/03)
Danny Webber:
The club have rejected a bid of 450,000 for the striker from Nottingham Forest and are denying media reports that any sale is imminent.
(31/10/03)
Terry Byrne:
Has resigned as Watford's Director of Football to take up a position in December as David Beckham's personal manager in Spain.
(31/10/03)
Lenny Pidgeley:
Watford have extended his loan for another month and may well consider approaching Chelsea for an even longer extension.
(24/10/03)
Stephen Kelly:
Watford have extended loan from Tottenham Hotspur for a further month.
(17/10/03)
Paul Robinson:
Has been sold to West Brom in a deal worth up to 400,000 for the club.
(10/10/03)
Lenny Pidgeley:
Has had loan from Chelsea extended for another month.
(10/10/03)
Richard Johnson:
Has left Watford by mutual consent with a view to gaining first team football elsewhere.
(26/09/03)
Stephen Kelly:
The twenty-year-old right-back has signed on loan for a month from Spurs.
(26/09/03)
Tommy Smith:
Will join Sunderland subject to the agreement of personal terms.
(26/09/03)
Wayne Brown:
Has joined Gillingham on loan for a month.
(19/09/03)
Lenny Pidgeley:
The nineteen-year-old Chelsea keeper has signed on loan for a month following Richard Lee's injury.
(19/09/03)
Steven Graham:
The eighteen-year-old goalkeeper has signed a one year professional contract with Watford after previously playing for Hitchin Town.
(03/09/03)
Jerel Ifil:
Has joined Swindon Town on loan for a month.
(03/09/03)
Simon Patterson:
Has joined Wycombe Wanderers on loan for three months.
(26/07/03)

Information sources: The Watford Observer, watfordfc.com and The Football League

09/03)
Simon Patterson:
Has joined Wycombe Wanderers on loan for three months.
(26/07/03)

Information sources: The Watford Observer, watfordfc.com and The Football League