Troy Deeney says he is happy to stay at Watford - so long as the club want to keep him - the Hornets captain has told TalkSport.

Deeney, 28, was reportedly left unhappy after being left out of two of his side's games in recent weeks, against Sunderland and Tottenham, leaving rumours circulating that he was unhappy with life at Vicarage Road.

The striker even addressed the speculation in his programme notes for Saturday's win over Swansea, which saw him restored to his starting berth, where he admitted he was frustrated to be left out but because he had wanted to play, rather than leave.

West Brom had been rumoured as his likely destination should he depart Hertfordshire, but the Watford captain set the record straight this morning.

" All that paper talk has happened every single window for the last nine windows. Leicester, Everton - I just leave it up to the club," he said.

""If they want to keep me, I'm happy to stay. If they want me to go, we'll shake hands."

Addressing hopes of a top-10 finish for the Hornets, which looks increasingly possible given their current form and position in the top half, Deeney revealed his lofty ambition of catching eighth-placed West Brom by the end of the season.

That would give the Hornets their highest finish since they were runners up to Liverpool under Graham Taylor in their first ever season in the top flight, back in 1983.

Deeney said: "It's not an easy run-in. The magical 40 points, we've hit that now, and we've got Hull on Saturday. We like to think that we can go and catch up with West Brom, who are eighth.

"We'd like to make things a bit difficult for people, like when we beat Arsenal at their place. The way we play might suit us better away than at home."