Boothroyd backs Lee
By Steve Bramley
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Adrian Boothroyd says Richard Lee will not let his side down in the FA Cup semi-final.
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."