Kiko Femenia is hoping to be considered by Watford boss Nigel Pearson for their trip to Manchester United this Sunday after returning to full training.

The Spanish full-back is in contention for a place in the starting lineup once again after an injury he picked up during the win over Wolverhampton Wanderers last month kept him out of the last six matches.

Since Pearson's arrival, Femenia is one of a number of players whose performances have shown a vast improvement, despite the head coach playing him seemingly out of position on the left.

However, in an interview with the club website, the defender said he is now ready to play once again and is happy to be deployed on either side of the defence.

“I'm happy to be back from my injury,” he said. “It's been very frustrating because it's been a month and a half that I haven't been able to compete. I haven't been able to do what I love and have had to train separately. I think an injury is the worst thing for a player, but I'm better now, 100 per cent recovered. I'm back with the team and so I'm happy.

“I feel very comfortable as left-back but I'm not overly bothered which side I play on. I just need to be prepared for wherever the gaffer sees me fit to play. I will try to give my all.”

Looking ahead to the final 12 games of the season, Femenia thinks there is more than enough in the squad for the team to avoid relegation, despite Watford currently sitting in the bottom three.

He hopes the fight back can begin with a good result away at Old Trafford this weekend.

“How I see the end of the season is us making a success of the season,” he said. “The main objective is to save ourselves from relegation and I think we have it in us, the group, to do so. I'm looking forward to contributing to the team from now until the end of the season so that we can make a success out of this situation. I hope to be prepared for the gaffer by Sunday.”