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Quique Sanchez Flores expecting more transfer business at Watford

first_img Suarez moved from the Spanish capital to Fiorentina last summer, but the 28-year-old has struggled to settle in Italy, making only five league starts. “We are expecting to incorporate another player during the week,” said Flores after his side’s 2-1 victory against Newcastle in the Barclays Premier League on Saturday. “At the moment we’re supporting all the players we have in the squad. Probably what is coming is one central midfielder.” Watford ended their four-match losing streak in the league after second-half goals from Odion Ighalo and Craig Cathcart. Newcastle defender Jamaal Lascelles pulled one back for the visitors with 15 minutes remaining, but Watford saw out the victory to move up to 10th in the table. Spanish midfielder Jose Manuel Jurado featured more centrally as Flores adapted his formation following his side’s dour run. “We needed to do something different after four losses,” Flores, whose Watford side have now beaten Newcastle three times this season, added. “I needed to transmit a different message to the players in the meeting before the game. It was the third time we’ve played against Newcastle and they changed things in the other matches. “So for us it was important to change the shape to 4-3-2-1. Playing with Jurado and Troy Deeney behind Ighalo is working well. We created problems for Newcastle.” Newcastle, who remain in the relegation zone, have scored only six goals on the road this season, and Steve McClaren’s side spurned a number of good opportunities at Vicarage Road on Saturday. Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores is expecting to sign at least one more player before the transfer window closes. In contrast Deeney teed up Ighalo for the opener before the latter played his part in assisting Cathcart for Watford’s second of the game. “It is about quality players at the end of the day and undoubtedly Watford are doing very well because they are always in football matches and they are always creating opportunities,” said McClaren. “They have only scored 26 or 27 goals this season and Ighalo and Deeney have got about 22 or 23 of them, so you can see why Watford are doing well, and you could see today why we are where we are.” The Hornets are said to be closing in on a deal for Mario Suarez and the midfielder was left out of Fiorentina’s squad for their Serie A clash against Torino on Sunday. Flores, who has already signed Nordin Amrabat from Malaga for £6million and Sunderland goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon , worked with Suarez during their respective spells at Atletico Madrid. Press Associationlast_img read more

Teen pleads not guilty to pen caper

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A Rosemead teen accused of masterminding a series of exploding pen incidents that injured three people pleaded not guilty Wednesday to nine felony charges. Brian Rocha, 18, is charged with three counts of explosion of a destructive device causing bodily injury and two counts of possession of a destructive device near a school. He also faces charges of one count of sale or transportation of a destructive device, one count of maintaining a booby-trap device, one count of assault with a deadly weapon and one count of possession of the ingredients to make a destructive device. Rocha was arraigned Wednesday before Rio Hondo Superior Court Judge Steven P. Sanora and was ordered back to the El Monte courtroom on Feb. 8. His bail was set at $2.65 million. Sandi Gibbons, spokeswoman for the District Attorney’s Office, said Rocha’s next court appearance will be to decide if a trial is necessary or if a plea agreement is possible. The District Attorney’s Office said Rocha could face more than 25 years in prison if convicted on all nine counts. The three exploding-pen incidents happened at El Monte High School on Dec. 2 and near Rosemead High School on Aug. 24 and Sept. 17. Two students and a woman suffered minor injuries when they picked up the booby-trapped pens, which exploded in their hands. At the time of the incidents and his arrest on Dec. 7, Rocha was 17. On Jan.23, Pomona Juvenile Court Judge Daniel S. Lopez ordered him to stand trial as an adult. Investigators got an anonymous tip that led them to Rocha’s Rosemead home where they found components similar to those needed to make the devices found at and near the high schools, authorities said. Investigators allege Rocha left the pens rigged to explode on and around the high school campuses as revenge for his expulsion from Rosemead High School. El Monte Union High School District officials declined to say why Rocha was expelled from Rosemead High School, citing student privacy. [email protected] (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2109last_img read more