Watford striker Odion Ighalo will require a late fitness test to ascertain if he would get the green light to feature in this w
Watford boss Quique Flores told reporters on Thursday that aside Ighalo, as much three other players will be facing late fitness tests also before the Potters visit.
Ighalo who is Watford’s top scorer limped off in his club 2-1 cup win at Arsenal on Sunday and though he gave assurances that there was no cause for alarm, there are indications that all is not very well at the moment.
Flores on Thursday said he is unable to confirm whether Ighalo will make it as Watford look to seal their Premier League spot for another season.
He said: “We have to check on the latest about Odion tomorrow, we have three or four players recovering.
“Some of them are OK but maybe not all the players are ready. Some for sure, but the others not.”
Ighalo is in the Nigeria squad for the upcoming crunch games against the Pharaohs of Egypt starting from next Friday and the national team handlers will be keen to see him back in action doing what he knows how to do best; scoring.
Meanwhile, Watford will reach a magic 40 points if they beat Mark Hughes’ side.
And Flores said: “Our target is very clear: to add points and try to get the maximum mark as we can.
“My message for the players is next match is most important. We want to create energy in the stadium. This is a big year.
“I don’t feel worried about the players. I’m not afraid about anything. They feel strong and are competitive, they have a lot of energy.
“We want to add more points. It is nine matches we have to play and I know the players are strong.”
Already the Hornets are the semi finals of the FA Cup after Ighalo helped them defeat Cup holders, Arsenal last weekend.