Scott Loach warmed the bench two nights running, the first at the Recreation Ground and the second at the more glamorous surroundings of Wembley Stadium. Rene Gilmartin made his Watford debut for this League Cup game whilst Scott was an unused sub. The following day Ben Foster withdrew from the England squad to play Hungary and Fabio Capello called Loach up as a late replacement. He didn’t play as England won 2-1.
Danny Graham bagged another brace as Watford eased into the second round of the Carling Cup with victory over Aldershot. The 24-year-old striker netted twice in Watford’s opening day win at Norwich and repeated the feat against the League Two side, scoring either side of Marvin Sordell’s effort. Manager Malky Mackay made just one change from Friday’s Championship opener. Rene Gilmartin replaced Scott Loach in goal after the 22-year-old received a late call up to Fabio Capello’s England squad for Wednesday’s friendly with Hungary.