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Isaac Success returns to full training at Watford

14:55 GMT+3 08/12/2017
Isaac Success
The Nigerian forward who has been out of action since September, has handed the Hornets injury boost ahead of a busy festive season

Watford manager Marco Silva confirmed that Isaac Success has resumed first-team training after recovering from a lengthy injury layoff.

The 21-year-old who has not played a Premier League game this season suffered a knee injury on September 27 which has kept him out of action for two months.

Having joined the Vicarage Road outfit from Granada on a club-record fee in June 2016, the forward has been an unused substitute four times in the league this campaign.

Ahead of their visit to Turf Moor to take on Burnley on Saturday, Silva disclosed that he expects the Nigerian who scored just a goal in 19 Premier League appearances last season to work on his fitness and fight for his place in the team.

“He has started full training with the team,” Silva told the club’s official website.

“He’s working now since the first day of the week. Now we need to progress with his physical condition. Everything is okay with his knee now.

“Now is his moment to carry on to work hard. It’s a matter of taking care of his physical condition as it’s almost two months now without training or a match. I believe in the next weeks he will be able to play.

“He is one player who has been injured the last two months.

“He comes back now, and now is the moment to train and come in a good condition to fight for his place in the XI.”

Watford are placed eighth in the English top-flight with 22 points from 15 games.