Boothroyd backs Lee

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Adrian Boothroyd says Richard Lee will not let Watford down in Saturday's FA Cup semi-final against Manchester United.

Lee gets his chance because Ben Foster cannot play under the terms of his year-long loan deal from Old Trafford.

The 24-year-old has played in both Premiership matches against United this season, but has made only 11 other first-team appearances.

"He has done it before. He came into the first team against Manchester United [last August] and did really well," said Boothroyd.

"Part of being a number two is that you have got to be very focused and work exceptionally hard to make sure you can go straight back into it.

"I know playing reserve-team football is nowhere near it but he trains with the first team every day because he is very much a part of our plans.

"It takes a certain type of mentality to be able to come in and perform like he does. It won't be a problem for him."