Deeney jailed for club attack

Watford delay comment on court's decision

Troy Deeney: Watford forward given a 10-month prison sentence

Watford forward Troy Deeney has been sentenced to 10 months in prison for affray.

The 23-year-old was jailed on Monday for his part in a street brawl involving a group of students outside a nightclub.

Deeney was caught on CCTV as he kicked one of the victims in the head during a night out, Birmingham Crown Court heard.

Deeney had already pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing and was arrested shortly after the fracas, which left one man with a broken jaw and another requiring 20 stitches to a mouth wound.

A statement on Watford's official website on Monday read: "Watford FC wishes to confirm that it is fully aware of sentencing relating to Troy Deeney, passed at Birmingham Crown Court today.

"Neither the club nor individual officials will be making any comment at this time. The club will issue a further, fuller statement within the next few days."

Deeney signed for Championship club Watford from Walsall in the summer of 2010, making 46 appearances in all competitions last season and finishing as the Hornets' top scorer with 12 goals.