As Watford returns to the Championship following a one-year stay in the top flight, the annual new manager is in place. Rob Edwards is now in charge at Vicarage Road, with the former Forest Green manager looking to guide the Hornets back to the Premier League at the 1st time of asking.
Being promotion favourites does put the pressure on Watford, and a lot of their credentials will be determined by who’s still at the Vic once the season kicks off at the start of July. Should star players like Emmanuel Dennis and Ismaila Sarr leave, reinforcements will have to be brought to ensure there is enough firepower.
Should Watford be able to replicate their home form from the 2020/21 Championship campaign, where the Hornets claimed 59/69 points, promotion will be on the cards. A first home win since November however will be a good start for Edward’s side.