Deeney refusing to set new goal target

Deeney refusing to set new goal target

Troy Deeney will put his England disappointment behind him by focusing on scoring his 100th Watford goal after the international break.

The Hornets skipper, who was left out of the Three Lions squad on Sunday, is just one goal away from becoming only the fifth player in the club's history to score a century of goals.

Deeney notched his 99th on Saturday in the 2-2 draw with Bournemouth - which means he now ties Odion Ighalo with 16 Premier League goals in total.

One more will see him join Cliff Holton, Ross Jenkins, Tommy Barnett and Luther Blissett as Watford centurions.

"I would have had 100 if [it wasn't for] the ref," Deeney told the club's official website.

"Well I think I was born 20 years too late. That [the header from Roberto Pereyra's chip that was ruled out] would have been a nice goal in Andy Gray's days. It doesn't really matter about my goals as long as the team are improving and that we're playing well. But 99, hopefully I can get 100 and then keep going. I don't really set targets, I just want to improve and play each week and try to keep my place in the team."