Watford ace not troubled by England snub


Watford skipper Troy Deeney says he will not let his career be defined by whether or not he plays for England.

The 28-year-old has been suggested as a possible candidate for the Three Lions having led the line well for the Hornets since they regained their Premier League status.

Despite netting 15 times last season and getting on the scoresheet three times so far this term, Deeney has yet to receive international recognition.

While the Watford striker admits it would be one of the highlights of his career to play for England, he says he has already accomplished plenty to be proud of.

Deeney told BBC Radio 5Live: “My story’s not going to be defined by whether I play for England or not.

“It would be unbelievable and some little book or movie someone might want to do at the end of it. I’m available for offers if you want to know!

“If we got to that point it would be the icing on the cake but as I say I’m in a very fortunate position now where I’ve learnt lessons the hard way.

“The family are taken care of financially and now it’s just about enjoying myself and trying to be the best Troy I can be.”