Three of Watford's injured first-team players returned to training this morning, including captain Troy Deeney.

The club shared a post on their official Instagram account this afternoon, showing Deeney, along with Etienne Capoue and Ismaila Sarr training with the first-team once again, accompanied by the caption: "Big boost to see these three back in training this morning."

Deeney has not been involved since undergoing knee surgery back in August, while a back problem kept Capoue since the start of October.

New signing Ismaila Sarr has been unavailable since the draw with Tottenham Hotspur just over two weeks ago.

Whether or not they will be available for Friday's trip to Norwich City remains to be seen, but the fact they have returned to training has to be seen as a positive.

However, ahead of the Hornets' previous game against Chelsea, head coach Quique Sanchez Flores said it was unlikely the club would be able to use Deeney again before the international break, claiming, "all of you know how is my relationship with Deeney, he is helping the team when he's in the pitch, but right now he's not here, so it's not a solution for me."