Chambers: I feared for career

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James Chambers admits he feared for his Watford career after being substituted in the opening match of the Premiership season and then being loaned out to Championship side Cardiff.

But after only one month on loan at Cardiff, Chambers has forced his way back into manager Adrian Boothroyd's plans and is set to start at Newcastle on Saturday.

Chambers had feared that history could be repeating itself after he was by dropped by Watford because of a similar experience with West Brom in 2002. 

The former West Brom man said: "I did have the feeling of `Here we go again' when I was left out, because getting to the Premiership and being dropped is a scenario I had experienced with West Brom in 2002.

"It was a bit disheartening and I won't deny that it knocked me back. In the Premiership, if you're not in the team, it is hard to get back in because there are not as many games as there are in the Championship.

"But the coaches at Watford were always in touch with me when I was at Cardiff, and that helped me. I knew that if I played well at Cardiff, it would get back to Watford," he said.

Chambers insists that Watford must stay positive if they are to try and survive in the Premiership.

"The key for us is to stay positive. When you are at the bottom of the table, it is easy to feel sorry for yourself, and I have been through that before at West Brom.

"At times like these, you need to keep your spirits up and dig in, because it really does only need one result to turn around a season," he said.