Watford could have six players missing through injury this weekend for their trip to Huddersfield Town.

Jose Holebas, Domingos Quina, Tom Cleverley and Adalberto Penaranda are all definitely unavailable, but they could be joined by both Roberto Pereyra and Gerard Deulofeu, who face late fitness tests.

Head coach Javi Gracia said he was remaining optimistic about the chance of the two wingers making the trip tomorrow, but said he was not getting too caught up with which players he does not have at his disposal.

He said: “Like the rest of the games we’ve played before, we never complain about the players we don’t have, we prefer to give value to the players we have and try to choose best 11 to start and best players to compete in the next game.

“In this moment we have to train in another training session tomorrow and we will decide.

“In this moment I’m optimistic. I’m not sure if both will be ready for the next game, but I think they’re close to coming back.”

With captain Troy Deeney also missing through suspension, Watford could be without three of their main attacking players for this Saturday’s game, but Gracia said the rest of his squad are ready to prove their worth should they be called upon.

He said: “If I don’t have these three players I have to look for the best way to compete in the next game.

“There are other players waiting for their chance to play. I trust in all my players because they really deserve it.

"They train every day with high commitment and after in the different games they show what they are able to do.

"Sometimes with other players the best option is to change the shape like we did against Arsenal.

"In that moment we preferred to play with three at the back because I thought it was a better option for us.

"I will decide depending on our players, on the rival, on the moment, I will see what is the best option."

Gracia did confirm that Watford fans have seen the last of Quina for this season, with the Portuguese youngster nursing a shoulder injury.

However, he also reaffirmed his belief that Tom Cleverley will return before the end of the campaign and said Holebas would be back within the next two weeks.

He said: "Domingos, I think he has a problem in his shoulder and he will need time to recover, maybe he won’t be ready for this season.

"Tom I’m optimistic as well, we need to see his evolution in the next days. I think he will be available, I don’t know when, but he will be available for some games this season.

"I'm hoping he (Holebas) will be be ready next week or two weeks, I think he will be ready for sure."