Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster was an absentee as the Hornets were beaten at home by fellow London team Queens Park Rangers (QPR). Ben Foster has been replaced by Austrian shot stopper Daniel Bachmann in the Watford game since he suffered an injury. He was missing for the 2-1 home loss to QPR in the London Derby clash played on Monday night in the English Championship. Ben Foster recently revealed on his YouTube channel that he would be out of actions for a few weeks due to a broken finger. He had played through the pain caused by the injury for five weeks and has decided to let the injury heal.

The 37-year-old shot stopper sustained the injury during warm-up of the league game with Rotherham United at the start of December 2020. Ben Foster played through the pain barrier until the Swansea City game. His last Watford appearance came during the away game at Swansea City, which ended in a 2-1 defeat for his team.

Daniel Bachmann has deputised well for Ben Foster in the Watford and he was in goal as the Hornets lost their four-match unbeaten run to London rivals QPR on Monday night. The hosts had taken the lead through skipper Troy Deeney from the spot before QPR fought back with two goals in the final 17 minutes of the game. Charlie Austin started the season at Premier League club West Brom but has joined former club QPR on loan and he was responsible for the equaliser. Charlie Austin scored the QPR equaliser on 73 minutes before ex-Middlesbrough player Albert Adomah broke Watford hearts for the winning goal on the stroke of full-time as Watford suffered a big dent to theirquest to clinch an automatic promotion slot for the Premier League next week. Only the top two teams will qualify automatically and they are fifth position at the moment.