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Watford in danger of breaching EFL rules

Watford run the risk of breaching English Football League (EFL) rules over their failure to engage with supporters his season, according to The Athletic

As per EFL rules, clubs should hold at least two meetings with fans in a single campaign, but the Hornets have not done this.

Watford last organised a supporters’ meeting in March 2022 when they were competing in the Premier League

According to the EFL, a fine could be imposed on any of its 72 clubs if they fail to stage two meetings by the end of the 2022-23 campaign. Watford have less than a month to hold two fan forums. 

The club issued a statement saying there had been no contact from the EFL and they would happily pay the reported £1,000 fine to ensure a suitable format for the meetings could be agreed upon.

Watford are bidding to seal an immediate return to the Premier League but have endured a disappointing season in the second tier.

The Hornets have sacked two managers this term, with Rob Edwards and Slaven Bilic both dismissed after just a few months in charge.

Chris Wilder arrived at Vicarage Road last month as their latest appointment, but results under the English boss have been poor.

Watford have fallen to 12th in the standings after failing to win in their last four league matches. 

However, they could still secure a spot in the play-offs as they are just six points behind Blackburn Rovers in sixth. 

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