Watford offer Swansea striker Craig Beattie a Championship lifeline with loan deal

Watford have signed Swansea and Scotland striker Craig Beattie on loan until the 8th January 2012.

The 27-year-old is yet to feature in the Premier League for the Swans after picking up an ankle injury but after returning to fitness is keen to pursue first-team football.

Beattie has netted seven times for the Swans since joining from West Brom two years ago and told the club’s website he is looking forward to the opportunity to pick up some game time at Vicarage Road: “The ankle injury I picked up recently set me back a bit, but now I’m feeling fit and raring to go.

“I want to play first team football again and I will be doing my best to help the Hornets as much as I can during the loan spell.”

Watford currently sit 22nd in the Championship following a 3-2 defeat to Hull this weekend and Beattie will be looking to kickstart both his and the Hornets’ season when they host surprise package Peterborough on Saturday.

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