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It's been difficult for injury-hit Success, says Watford's Mazzari

5:46 PM WAT 03/03/2017
Isaac Success
The Hornets' boss believes the Nigerian forward has more to offer despite his drop in match fitness

Watford manager Walter Mazzari has justified his decisions for playing Nigeria's Isaac Success as a late substitute.

Ahead of the Southampton's visit to the Vicarage Road on Saturday, the former Inter Milan boss explained his reasons for introducing the former Granada forward late in Watford's last four games.

Success who joined Watford in June picked up an hamstring injury late last year and has since been struggling with match fitness, having only found the back of the net once for the Hornets in 12 league games.

Mazzari admitted that the 20-year-old forward has not been at his expected form but believes he can still establish himself when he is back to full fitness.

"Of course, when you're a player that comes back from an injury, and it's only training, it's difficult to say when exactly he will be back," Mazzarri was quoted by Hertfordshiremercury.

"He did play sometime in recent games, but he is slowly coming back and we cannot wait to have him back because it will help the side.

"Unfortunately he started once and was OK, and then got immediately got injured.

"He did play the last games, but he was not as brilliant as he was at the beginning.

''But we are waiting for him and when he is back to full fitness, he will show us what he can do."