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BY foxsports • March 19, 2013

Watford striker Matej Vydra has suggested he will wait until the end of the season before making a decision on whether to join the club on a permanent basis.

Vydra has enjoyed an impressive season at Vicarage Road on loan from Udinese and Watford are keen to sign the 20-year-old on a long-term deal.

But, with the Hornets pushing for promotion to the Premier League and just two points off second spot, Vydra is in no rush to decide.

"We'll see if we win promotion or stay in the Championship," Vydra told CTK. "I like it at Watford and would like to continue to play there.

"After all, I've built something there already.

"I don't know if I'm ready for it (the Premier League), but who would not like to try this competition at my age. Even younger players are there, but we'll see."

Vydra has scored 20 goals this season, but is currently on his worst run of the campaign after failing to find the net in four appearances and he puts this down to closer attention from defenders.

He added: "Recently when I'm on the ball, I'm either sent down to the ground or I have two defenders to deal with.

"It's obvious that they are defending me more thoroughly than they were in the past.

"Everybody wants to pick up points and the aim of each club is to shut out the best scorer of the opposing team."

The 20-year-old, who scored nine goals in two stints with the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division side, has been brought back to Sixfields ahead of the conclusion of the temporary deal, which was due to expire at the end of this month.

The Cobblers have confirmed that Wilson is expected to join another club this week.

His first stint with the Poppies proved the most fruitful as he scored eight goals during their best run of form this season during December.

The 18-year-old will be eligible to play in the Reds' game at Vauxhall Motors on Tuesday night, subject to the necessary paperwork going through in time.

Hazel, a product of the youth system at Chesterfield, made his first senior appearance for the club as a substitute in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy tie against Oldham in September. He also played in two League Two games later that month.

The teenager has also had a spell on loan at Matlock Town this season.

The agreement with Workington includes a 24-hour recall clause after 28 days.

Nicky Hunt is a major doubt for the hosts. He was replaced by Peter Murphy midway through the first half of Saturday's 3-2 victory over Barnet with a hamstring strain and is unlikely to feature against the Dons.

Stanley manager Leam Richardson may also be without Padraig Amond and on-loan defender Mark Hughes who continue their recovery from respective groin and calf problems.

Richardson will be able to call on Lee Molyneux who netted a hat-trick in the win against Edgar Davids' Bees.

James Beattie dropped to the bench at the weekend but will be pushing for a return to the starting line-up alongside fellow former England international Francis Jeffers.

Young goalkeeper Andrew Dawber continues to be troubled by a knee problem meaning Ian Dunbavin will be named among the substitutes once more despite a shoulder injury of his own.

The visitors are set to be without defenders Pim Balkestein and Jonathan Meades.

Balkestein is facing a couple of weeks on the sidelines with a hamstring injury and Meades has been called up by Wales Under-21s.

With Will Antwi (hip), Jim Fenlon (back) and Curtis Osano (calf) still missing, manager Neal Ardley is short of numbers at the back.

Elsewhere, winger Kevin Sainte-Luce shook off a dead leg to come on as a substitute in Saturday's 1-0 over Aldershot and should be involved again, while Jack Midson marked his return to the starting line-up with the winning goal.

Fellow striker Jason Prior is on the mend after another spell out injured but Ardley wants to send him out on loan to build up his fitness.


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