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Forest Green could sign former Premier League striker Troy Deeney


Forest Green manager David Horseman refused to be drawn into comment on the likelihood that the club will be signing former Watford striker Troy Deeney.

Horseman was spotted talking in-depth with the 35-year-old free agent, who watched Tuesday’s 2-1 defeat against Swindon.

Horseman said: “He’s a good friend, I worked with him, he was amazing at Watford.

“He’s just come down to watch a bit of football. He was very complimentary about our style of football tonight. “We’ll see what happens,” added the Forest Green head coach, who’s time at Watford under 23s crossed over with the Birmingham-born attacker.

Deeney has been without a club since his release from Birmingham City at the end of last season.

Deeney signed from Watford two years ago and scored 11 goals in 54 Championship appearances for his boyhood heroes.

Deeney was able to help Watford earn promotion to the Premier League in 2015.

He also made one of the most memorable moments in Championship history by scoring an iconic playoff semi-final goal for Watford against Leicester City in 2013.

He has focussed on his burgeoning media career over the summer, but has not ruled out returning to the field in some capacity.

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