Date: 18th September 2006 at 11:15am
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Watford play host to League newcomers Accrington Stanley on Tuesday night in the Carling Cup

Vital Quotes:

Watford: ‘We’ll be looking to do well in the Cup Competition and hopefully transform whatever we do in the cup into the league.’
Stanley: ‘We a looking forward to the game and go into it on the back of two good games I am confident that the players will give a performance to remember.’

Watford Team News:

Watford are still yet to have their first win of the new campaign and will be seeking to change that on Tuesday night.

It will be hard to judge what kind of team that Aidy Boothroyd will put out come Tuesday after the tough encounter against Aston Villa last Sunday and with the upcoming games against Wigan and Fulham. Seemingly, he may well just play his first team to get a bit of confidence back into his squad from the highs of last season.

Boothroyd has no injury doubts and goes into the game with Watford languishing in the bottom half of the Premiership table, a win on Tuesday could be the confidence-boost needed to get their season started.

Player to watch: Ashley Young

After coming through the youth ranks at Watford, youngster Young has already caught the eye of several other Premiership teams who are seeking his signature. He is a very capable striker who has played all five of Watford’s games this season but is still looking for that first goal to open hs account in the Premiership.

Accrington Stanley Team News:

Accrington Stanley go into this match on the back of two great victories against Wrexham and Boston Utd. If Stanley can take the confidence from these two games into the match on Tuesday it is sure to be a very entertaining encounter.

Stanley’s squad is back to full-strength after both Michael Welch and Peter Cavanagh served their two-match suspensions from their sendings-off at Lincoln City. Although Michael Welch may have a difficult task ahead of him in gaining his place back into the team after the superb performances of Phil Edwards as centre-back.

Player to watch: Andy Todd

After a number of superb displays at the start of this season and scoring his first League goal on Saturday against Boston, Todd will be especially keen to show the Premiership new boys why he has become one of Stanley’s most consistant players.

Match Facts & Stats

STANLEY: Last Five Games – D L L W W Scoring 5
WATFORD: Last Five Games – L D L L D Scoring 3

Match Prediction:

This match is set to be one of the ties of the round and dare we say it, could be one of the ones that may cause an upset. Stanley have nothing to lose in being the underdogs and Watford are looking for their first win of the new campaign. Both teams have set their sights high and one hopes that come 10pm or thereafter on Tuesday night Watford fans will dare not ask the question, ‘Accrington Stanley? Who are they?.’

Next Fixtures:

vs Mansfield AWAY Saturday 23rd September 3pm
vs Bury AWAY Tuesday 26th September 7.45pm