Date: 9th September 2008 at 11:37am
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Watford boss Aidy Boothroyd`s fears that “we might lose Ulises De La Cruzcould be about to come true after the free agent Equadorian joined Coventry City on trial.

The Hornets chief admitted last month that he “didn`t have the budget” to sign the former Aston Villa and Reading right back despite watching him play in all of Watford`s 3 pre-season friendlies against league opposition.

Now it seems Sky Blues’boss Chris Coleman is eyeing up the aging legs of the classy South American international defender as a potential answer to his right back problem at the Ricoh Arena.

De La Cruz has already seen a trial spell at Birmingham come to nothing and Ipswich cool their interest in his signature after he left the Hornets training ground.

But the Hornets chief has remained philosophical, stating “if something comes up then I accept he`s got to go”.

Though it does force the bigger question to be asked – Yes, we are cash strapped but if we can`t afford him how can a side well known to be riddled by debt even consider taking him on?