Team News | Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu returns for derby with Watford!

Manager Rob Edwards has made one change to his starting line-up for today's derby with Watford at Kenilworth Road.


That switch is a result of Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu's return to fitness after what appeared to be a serious injury sustained in the win at Sheffield United last month.

The DR Congo international (pictured above in training this week) missed the last two matches against Bristol City and Sunderland, but returns today to make his 361st appearance in a Hatters shirt with Luke Berry dropping to the bench.

The only other alterations from the 1-1 draw at the Stadium of Light where club captain Sonny Bradley returns, with Jordan Clark and Fred Onyedinma.

Town are on a seven-game unbeaten run and kick-off in fourth place, seven points above Norwich, who are just outside the play-off places. Today's visitors start in tenth position, nine points behind the Hatters.

For anyone not at Kenilworth Road today, the live video stream is available on iFollow Hatters. Wayne Turner, scorer of the winning goal in an FA Cup fifth round replay derby in 1985, is on co-commentary duty with Simon Pitts.

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TOWN: Horvath, Drameh, Osho, Lockyer (C), Bell, Doughty, Nakamba, Mpanzu, Campbell, Morris, Adebayo.

Subs: Shea, Bradley, Berry, Woodrow, Lansbury, Burke, Taylor.

WATFORD: Bachmann, Ngakia, Choudhury, Louza, Davis, Pedro, Kone, Sema, Cathcart (C), Porteous, Hoedt.

Subs: Hamer, Ferreira, Asprilla, Sarr, Bacuna, Kabasele, Assombalonga.

Referee: Josh Smith

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