Williamson eager for Cup Start

Lee Williamson has said how he is desperate for the chance to start in Watford’s FA Cup clash against Chelsea.

The midfielder has struggled with an injury in recent weeks and is hoping manager Brendan Rodgers will give him the nod.

The former Rotherham and Northampton man is striving to get his season back on the rails after spending the last two games sat on the bench. It’s been doubly frustrating as Watford haven’t had a game in two weeks.

“It has been frustrating, but weird as well because you always want to get another game straight away after tasting defeat like we did at Wolves,” Williamson told skysports.com.

“So we would have preferred to get another game under our belts as soon as possible, but it wasn’t to be.

“Hopefully I’ll get the nod on Saturday, as I have had a setback recently with an injury that I picked up and whilst I was out of the team they did well and picked up some good results.

“It has been hard, but I understand that when the team is playing well I just have to work hard and try to break back into the team again.”

The Hornets’ weekend opponents have had a change of manager since their goalless draw with Hull City on Saturday, but Williamson insists that will have little effect on the upcoming clash at Vicarage Road.

“Obviously when you are playing against Premier League opposition it will always be a quality side lining up opposite you, so it will be a hard game no matter who the manager is,” he said.

“They will still be a world class team on Saturday and they aren’t a top three Premier League side every year for no reason.

“I don’t think the manager leaving will play a big part in the game.”

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