Craig Cathcart is back in training for Watford and could return to the starting lineup for this weekend’s trip to Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The defender has been missing from recent performances after picking up a thigh injury on international duty, but head coach Quique Sanchez Flores said the Northern Irish defender has provided his side with a bit of a boost ahead of this Saturday.

“He’s a very fit player,” the head coach said of Cathcart.

“He knows our idea of games, always and we know him and I hope he can finish a really good match.”

Another player who looks set to join Cathcart in the matchday squad is Danny Welbeck following his successful game against Swansea on Tuesday evening.

The former Arsenal and Manchester United man scored his first Watford goal in the Carabao Cup match and Sanchez Flores thinks he is almost ready for Premier League action, as he looks at finally working out his strongest possible team.

“He’s involved in the squad, he will be in the [squad] list,” said the head coach.

“We’re taking care about him - we know he didn’t play too much in the other weeks before this match but now the most important thing is he has a very strong mentality, he wants to play, he wants to be involved, he wants to recuperate his best version so we try to use all these kind of things in a positive way.

“At the moment we’re working with the players, we know more or less how strong we can be or about our abilities or weaknesses. We are working on that to try to avoid to make mistakes.”