Watford skipper Deeney relishing chance to end long wait for silverware

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Watford captain Troy Deeney is desperate to end his long trophy drought when his side take on Manchester City in the FA Cup final.

Watford captain Troy Deeney is desperate to end his long trophy drought when his side take on Manchester City in the FA Cup final.

Deeney will lead the Hornets out in English football’s showpiece match on Saturday evening, aiming to inspire a massive shock against a City team going for an unprecedented domestic treble.

The 30-year-old, whose career began at Walsall, has never won a trophy as a professional and is keen to put that right.

It will be some task against Pep Guardiola’s men and if Watford can do it Deeney knows they will earn a slice of history, having never won the FA Cup before.

‘If I win I get to pick up a trophy in front of my mum which is massive,’ he said.

‘I haven’t done that since I was about 12.

‘So yeah, to be honest I don’t really want to look that far ahead.

‘I’m just doing all the work I have to do now to make sure that I’m in the best position that I am to be a) picked and then b) if I am picked, to perform to a level that’s acceptable.

‘My last trophy was probably players’ player for the under-12s or something.

‘I won it here a couple of years ago, didn’t I? This is different, this is a team one.

‘The team ones are more important than anything and it’s history more than anything.

‘You look at [former Hornets chairman] Elton John up there, he’s synonymous with this football club, but I want my picture up there for years to come.’

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