Date: 26th June 2009 at 2:35pm
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Watford are about 48 hours away from signing a new frontman according to the highly likeable Hornets head honcho, Jimmy Russo.

And boy, is it needed. With Tamas Priskin`s agent touting him about a bit, Rasiak`s return to Southampton and Theo Robinson`s seemingly imminent departure for Swindon (or is it Huddersfield?), Watford look decidedly short on numbers up top.

So it`s a bit of relief in truth to hear the Watford chairman state that “we are very close to signing a new striker in the next few days”.

Ok, we don`t quite know the name or calibre of the frontman involved – god help it could even be Trevor Benjamin again – but hey, at least we`re poised for some action.

And it doesn`t end there. Speaking to the W`Observer, who insisted ‘the transfer merry-go-round is gathering pace`, Russo was also quick to reassure fans that “we have obviously got some targets” and “there will be a few more arrivals and departures” over the next few weeks?

Just a shame he had to ruin it all by mentioning those dreaded words “balance” and “books” in the same sentence!!!