Watford captain Troy Deeney has denied experiences of a struggle within the Hornets’ dressing room throughout half-time in Friday’s 3-1 defeat at West Ham.
The Hornets sacked Nigel Pearson on Sunday and are one place and three factors above the relegation zone earlier than internet hosting Manchester Metropolis on Tuesday.
“The gaffer did not put his fingers on anyone, he was simply pissed off and had a agency speaking to us,” Deeney stated.
“No-one was combating, no-one was punched. There have been no fingers thrown.”
Deeney, 32, who joined Watford from Walsall in 2010, admitted he was not anticipating the choice to sack Pearson – Watford’s third everlasting supervisor of the marketing campaign after Javi Gracia and Quique Sanchez Flores.
“You get to a degree in soccer the place you aren’t stunned any extra, however I might say this one stunned me and took me again a bit,” the striker stated.
Hayden Mullins and head of goalkeeping Graham Stack will take cost of Watford towards Metropolis and Deeney denied he may have any involvement in crew choice.
“Troy won’t be selecting groups as a result of I’ve learn that as properly,” Deeney stated. “I’m player-coach apparently.
“Anything I’ve missed out? We now have to respect the choice and provides all of the assist you may to good individuals in Hayden and Stacky.”