Roy Hodgson is doing a David Sullivan and it should worry West Ham ahead of the Watford clash on Tuesday night.

The Hammers face the Hornets as the Premier League resumes at the London Stadium.

And the game is huge for both teams with West Ham desperate to return to winning ways to stay in the mix for the European places while Watford need every point they can get in a bid to avoid relegation.

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West Ham go into the game off the back of that fortunate 2-1 extra-time FA Cup win over Kidderminster Harriers.

Watford played out a turgid 0-0 draw with relegation rivals Burnley in a catch-up game at the weekend.

With Watford hiring Roy Hodgson as their new manager and bringing in several new players since West Ham beat them 4-1 at the end of December, it promises to be a very different proposition for Moyes’s side.

And especially if a plan the Watford boss has admitted he is hatching pays off.

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Roy Hodgson doing a David Sullivan and it should worry West Ham ahead of Watford clash

Because Hodgson following in the footsteps of Hammers co-owner David Sullivan and it should worry West Ham ahead of the Watford clash.

Earlier this season Sullivan pushed the boat out to get key man Michail Antonio back from international duty in Jamaica by splashing £100k to charter a private jet.

Now Hodgson has admitted he has told Watford to do something similar to try and get his key forward Ismaila Sarr back from Cameroon in time to take on West Ham after he helped Senegal win AFCON on Sunday night.

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“We don’t know as of yet what time he will be returning,” Hodgson told the press ahead of the game with West Ham (

“The sporting director is in contact with them, I haven’t had a chance to speak to him but I hope it is good news when I do…

“It’s great to see them win but now we do badly need him back with us. The earlier we can count on him playing in our team the better.”

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BBC Sport reporter Simon Stone further reported Hodgson’s comments on Sarr’s potential return.

“Is fit, so no problems, seems to have recovered from injury,” Hodgson told Stone.

“If back in time, hopefully able to use him.”

Sarr is a quality player and his availability would give Watford a massive boost and West Ham a real problem to worry about.

West Ham insiders Claret and Hugh claim key defender Kurt Zouma has declared himself fit to face Watford.

One thing is for certain they will need him if the Hornets get Sarr back to pair him up top with the dangerous Emmanuel Dennis.

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