After missing out on international duty with the Super Eagles, Isaac Success is set to return to action with a bang as Watford boss Walter Mazzarri is weighing up whether to unleash the forward from the start against Middlesbrough on Sunday.
Success was in the original 23-man roster called up by Coach Genort Rohr for last weekend’s 2018 World Cup qualifying game away to Zambia but the former Youth international could not make it down.
However, Mazzarri wants to make sure the former Granada of Spain forward has recovered from the dead leg that ruled him out of international duty and then if a game at the Riverside is the moment to give the 20-year-old his head.
“He’s recovered very well; he looks ok,” said Mazzarri. “The only thing I need to check is if he has 90 minutes in him and if he has recovered completely from the last game. He’s adapting very well to English football. Every time he came in, including Burnley when the rest of the team was bad, he was one of the best. Since he hasn’t been training a lot I need to understand if he has 90 minutes. I’m reflecting on it, I’m evaluating the options. It’s something I will decide at the last minute.”
Success already has a goal to his name in the EPL and many expect much more from him in the weeks ahead.