Watford captain Troy Deeney taking his future 'day-to-day'

Troy Deeney admits he is taking his Watford career day-by-day as West Bromwich Albion and Newcastle United target a move for him this month. 

The Hornets captain has been heavily scrutinised this season, starting just nine times in a campaign blighted by indiscipline with two suspensions.

West Brom and Newcastle would willingly offer a route out of Vicarage Road if the striker is available this month.

Troy Deeney admits he is taking his Watford career day-by-day amid transfer speculation

Troy Deeney admits he is taking his Watford career day-by-day amid transfer speculation

West Brom and Newcastle would willingly offer a route out of Vicarage Road for Deeney

West Brom and Newcastle would willingly offer a route out of Vicarage Road for Deeney

Deeney admits his family have been asking questions of him after reading newspaper speculation and concedes his situation could change in a matter of hours.

Writing in his programme notes for Saturday’s game against Southampton, Deeney wrote: ‘It wouldn’t be January — or any other transfer window for that matter — without there being some chat about my future here.

‘Over the years since that’s been a factor I’ve learned to deal with everything as a day-to-day matter and not be distracted from doing my work properly.

The Hornets captain has started just nine times in a campaign blighted by indiscipline

The Hornets captain has started just nine times in a campaign blighted by indiscipline

‘I’m sure other people have different ways of putting things into perspective, but you’ve certainly got to have at least an idea of how you’re going to box things off and let them pass by when there are people trying to put stuff right in your face. My family, for example, are no strangers to reading the papers and then asking questions.

‘A player’s life and a team-mate’s life is like that in football. A bloke can have turned up for work one day and he’s gone, going off somewhere else four or six hours later. 

'So it’s important to retain your focus on what’s in front of you and not get too far ahead of yourself with big plans for this or that.’

Deeney has been named on the bench against Southampton, replaced by Andre Gray in Marco Silva’s starting XI.