Date: 8th August 2008 at 7:23pm
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Watford boss Aidy Boothroyd has admitted to being two minds over whether to go for youth or experience between the sticks at Selhurst Park.

Rookie Scott Loach impressed on loan at Bradford last season and has continued to develop during pre-season but the Hornets gaffer is still undecided whether to play the youngster or opt for the aging legs of Estonia international Mart Poom on the opening day.

With last season`s first choice Richard Lee sidelined, Boothroyd told the Watford Observer “I`m changing my mind from day to day but by Friday night I will know where I am with them both.”

He added “Loachy is fresh, has great distribution skills, is a great size and is young?Poom hasn`t played for a while and has his flaws but he`s experienced and has played international football”.

Loach picked up the support of VitalWatford visitors in a recent fans vote with 46% of the vote urging Boothroyd to make him first choice whilst injury prone Poom only managed a mere 6%…

But it seems its still all up for grabs as the Hornets head for Palace.