Date: 26th September 2008 at 10:25am
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Watford chief Aidy Boothroyd has pulled off a right royal coup, picking up strapping centre-back Sam Sodje from Reading on a month`s loan deal.

The signing of Sodje, who ‘possesses a great leap` (well according to a die hard Bees fan anyway) and has scored goals from central defense right through his career, bolsters an injury riddled defensive line-up at Vicarage Road but must raise doubts over the fitness of Captain America Jay DeMerit.

Sodje wracked up a century of games for Brentford after Martin Allen snapped him up from non league Margate (minutes after being handed a 6 match ban for punching an opponent) before Reading commited daylight robbery, signing him up for the price of a McDonalds Happy Meal (cut price £350k) .

Now in his final year at Reading, the Nigerian born defender has been told “it would be in his best interests to move on” by Steve Coppell, after spending last season on loan at Charlton and being left out of a Pre-Season tour to Sweden – a situation that Sodje has dubbed “a joke”!

VitalWatford can`t help but think this a strong signing by the Watford boss but can`t help but think that it would be ‘Sod`s Law’ if Jay DeMerit`s hamstring is worse than the club are letting on?