Under-23 & Under-18 2016/17 fixtures confirmed

Fixtures for the Hornets' Under-23 and Under-18 teams during the 2016/17 season have been released.

The Under-21 Professional Development League, which Watford competed in last season, has been realigned with the newly-formed Premier League 2, and will therefore now move to the Under-23 age parameters.

This means players born on or after January 1, 1993, will now be eligible, while clubs are also able to nominate three over-age outfield players as well as one over-age goalkeeper as part of a matchday teamsheet.

See below for full fixture lists for both the Under-23s and Under-18s.

Under-23 Professional Development League

Mon Aug 15 Birmingham City A 7pm

Mon Aug 22 Huddersfield Town H 2pm

Mon Aug 29 Millwall H 7pm

Mon Sep 5 Bristol City H 2pm

Mon Sep 12 Crewe Alexandra A 1pm

Mon Sep 19 Sheffield Wednesday H 7pm

Mon Sep 26 Hull City A 7pm

Fri Oct 7 Sheffield United H 7pm

Mon Oct 17 Coventry City A 1pm

Mon Oct 24 Colchester United H 2pm

Mon Oct 31 Ipswich Town H 2pm

Mon Nov 14 Crystal Palace A 1pm

Mon Nov 21 Charlton Athletic A 1pm

Mon Nov 28 Cardiff City H 2pm

Mon Dec 12 Queens Park Rangers A 1pm

Mon Dec 19 Millwall A 1pm

Mon Jan 9 Coventry City H 2pm

Mon Jan 16 Colchester United A 7pm

Mon Jan 30 Crystal Palace H 2pm

Mon Feb 6 Ipswich Town A 1pm

Mon Feb 20 Charlton Athletic H 7pm

Mon Mar 6 Cardiff City A 7pm

Fri Mar 10 Barnsley A 1pm

Mon Mar 20 Leeds United H 7pm

Fri Mar 24 Nottingham Forest A 7pm

Mon Apr 3 Bolton Wanderers H 2pm

Mon Apr 10 Bristol City A 7pm

Mon Apr 24 Queens Park Rangers H 2pm

Under-18 Professional Development League

Sat Aug 13 Crewe Alexandra H 1.30pm

Sat Aug 20 Barnsley A 11am

Sat Aug 27 Ipswich Town A 11am

Sat Sep 3 Queens Park Rangers H 10.30am

Sat Sep 10 Nottingham Forest H 10.30am

Sat Sep 17 Huddersfield Town A 11am

Sat Oct 1 Millwall A 11am

Sat Oct 8 Bristol City H 10.30am

Sat Oct 15 Birmingham City H 10.30am

Sat Oct 22 Leeds United A 11am

Sat Oct 29 Colchester United H 10.30am

Sat Nov 5 Cardiff City A 11am

Sat Nov 12 Coventry City H 10.30am

Sat Nov 19 Charlton Athletic A 11am

Sat Nov 26 Crystal Palace A 10.45am

Sat Dec 3 Ipswich Town H 10.30am

Sat Dec 10 Millwall H 10.30am

Sat Jan 7 Bristol City A 11am

Sat Jan 14 Cardiff City H 10.30am

Sat Jan 21 Colchester United A 11am

Sat Jan 28 Coventry City A 11am

Sat Feb 4 Charlton Athletic H 10.30am

Sat Feb 11 Queens Park Rangers A 10.30am

Sat Feb 18 Crystal Palace H 10.30am

Sat Mar 4 Bolton Wanderers A 11am

Sat Mar 18 Sheffield Wednesday H 10.30am

Sat Apr 1 Sheffield United A 11am

Sat Apr 8 Hull City H 10.30am

PLEASE NOTE: All Under-23 and Under-18 fixtures are subject to change.

Under-23 home venues TBC.

WATFORD FC can also confirm that goalkeeper Charlie Bannister has signed a one-year contract with the club's Under-23s.

The 19-year-old joins from Aston Villa after featuring for the Hornets as a trialist during recent pre-season friendly matches.

He also spent part of last season on loan at Shrewsbury Town. 

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