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Troost-Ekong challenges Deeney and Femenia for Watford player of the month award

Due to his outstanding performance for Xisco Munoz’s side in December, the Nigeria international is in line to win the Hornets monthly award.

William Troost-Ekong was nominated for the Watford Player of the month award for December.

the Nigeria international will compete with November winner Kiko Femenia and captain Troy Deeney for the monthly gong.

Troost-Ekong, was in great shape for Xisco Munoz’s men during the month under review.

He played all six of the Hornets’ games as they recorded two wins, two losses and two draws as Watford climbed to fifth in the English league’s log.

“Captain Deeney has scored in three consecutive games against Rotherham United, Birmingham City and Brentford, bringing his total to four for the season, ”a statement on Read the Watford website.

“An assured Troost-Ekong cemented a place in the side with five consecutive appearances before injuring his hamstrings.

“Femenia went on to win the November award going individually undefeated in December, with Watford winning three times and drawing twice when the full-back played.

Voting for the prize will close Thursday afternoon before the winner is announced.

In the 2020-21 campaign, Troost-Ekong featured in 12 second tier English games with one goal under his belt in the 3-2 loss to Coventry City.

He was given a starter role in his club’s 2-0 loss to Huddersfield Town, although he was replaced in the 30th minute by Francisco Sierralta.

The 27-year-old joined the Vicarage Road side on a five-year contract from series A side Udinese in September – attributing the decision to his ambition to play in the Premier League.

“I believe in Watford’s plan to return to the Premier League,” he said BBC Sport Africa.

“I’ve always dreamed of playing in the Premier League and Watford has now given me the platform to do it. Looking at the team, I think we have the quality to do it.

“I have always made tactical decisions for my career and it felt like the right step now for me and my family.

“As for my international future, I have shown what I can bring to the Super Eagles. I have always contributed to the success of the team over the past five years and have had the pleasure of becoming captain of the team.”

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