Hodgson eagerly awaits Watford top scorer Emmanuel Dennis
Feb.08 (THEWILL) – New English Premier League side Watford manager Roy Hodgson has said he expects to see the club’s top scorer, Nigerian Emmanuel Dennis, in action when they face West Ham United in EPL away. London Stadium on Tuesday.
The veteran England football manager was without the services of the Nigerian in his first game in charge of the Hornets because Dennis was serving a one-game ban.
THEWILL recalls that on January 21, the Super Eagles striker was sent off in the dying minutes of Watford’s 3-0 loss to Norwich City, where he was part of a brutal attacking line that ultimately resulted in sacking of former manager Claudio Ranieri.
Dennis has been a bright spot in Watford’s otherwise disappointing season, scoring eight goals and assisting five more in 19 Premier League appearances so far.
Hodgson has spent the past two weeks keeping a close eye on number 25 ahead of the trip to the London stadium. The manager said this while speaking with the club’s website.
“I can’t wait to see Ismaïla and work with him; I saw Emmanuel in practice and can’t wait to see him in the game,” Hodgson said of Dennis. “I hope the obvious talent of these players and the fact that they have scored goals this season will continue because we are going to need goals.”
Dennis’ game could benefit from a new manager as the Nigerian striker, who was unavailable for the Super Eagles in the 2021 TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations, is yet to score in 2022, drawing white against Tottenham Hotspur, Newcastle United and Norwich City. .