Super Eagles vice captain William Troost-Ekong returned to club action on Friday.
The defender who featured in the Super Eagles’ victories over Benin Republic and Lesotho returned helped Watford overcome Sheffield Wednesday on Friday.
The centre back logged full throttle for the Hornets who pipped Wednesday 1-0.
Tom Lees’ seventh minute own goal settled the game at Vicarage Road.
Former youth international Isaac Success also played for Watford. He lasted 61 minutes.
The Hornets moved to within six points of leaders Norwich City with the result.
The win was also Watford’s 16th at home this season, more than any other team in England’s top four tiers, and the most the Golden Boys have managed since 1982/83, under Graham Taylor in the First Division.