Nigerian forward Isaac Success has been ruled out of Watford’s opening Premier League game against Southampton.
Success is Watford’s record signing after the Hornets splashed £12.5m on the 20-year-old from Granada.
The former Nigeria youth international has played in pre-season games for Watford but won’t be available for their opening league game at Southampton.
Watford’s coach Walter Mazzarri revealed that the forward is unfit due to a leg muscle problem he is currently nursing.
“Unfortunately, he (Success) is the only one from the weekend who has a problem.” he said in his pre-match conference,” Mazzarri said in his post-match conference when he was asked if Success will be involved in the game.
“Honestly, I have one or two doubts [about certain positions] but don’t ask me which.”
Another Nigerian in the club, Odion Ighalo will however be available for the game.
Other first team players, Heurelho Gomes, Miguel Britos, Jose Holebas, Etienne Capoue, Abdoulaye Doucoure and Troy Deeney are all also available.