Pearson will keep Hornets up according to former Watford shot stopper

Friday, January 24th, 2020 10:30am

By Josh O’Brien @JoshJohnOBrien1

Ex-Watford goalkeeper Rich Lee believes Nigel Pearson is the right man to maintain Premier League status at Vicarage Road come the end of the season.

Pearson has been at the helm for eight games thus far, in which time Watford sit fourth in the League’s form table. Watford have succumbed to defeat just twice under their new manager, both on the road to Liverpool and Aston Villa respectively.

Watford’s most recent defeat at Villa Park saw them slip back into the relegation zone after a brief stint outside of the bottom three as a result of six games undefeated.

In just over six weeks Pearson has managed to secure wins over Manchester United, Wolves and an impressive 3-0 away win over Bournemouth.

The new manager bounce has had certainly had the desired effect, skipper Troy Deeney scoring all three of his league goals this season under Pearson’s guidance. In terms of most improved player, the spotlight falls firmly on summer singing Ismaïla Sarr. After struggling to find his feet originally, the Senegalese star has two goals and two assists since the change of gaffer. 

Speaking to Love Sport, Former Watford keeper Rich Lee is delighted with the job done by the new boss.

“As much as they have fallen back into the relegation zone, they would have taken being in this position when he took over.”

“To this point, he’s done a brilliant job and proven to have been the right choice. To bring in someone that understands the league and bring the lads together, get them fighting and doing the basic things well - which they’ve done.”

Lee also expressed his high hopes for the remainder of the campaign; “They’ve certainly got enough games to pick up points, I think they’ll end up finishing mid-40’s in terms of points and probably 13th or 14th in the table at the end of the season.”


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