First Team 28/06/2017

Cathcart | "Exciting Times"

A new contract, a return from injury and the prospect of working under Marco Silva - just three reasons why Craig Cathcart is excited ahead of the new Premier League campaign!

The Northern Irishman has put pen to paper on new four-year deal, keeping him with the Hornets until 2021.

“I’m delighted,” said Cathcart, who was speaking to the watfordfc.com cameras. 

“Since I came to the club things have been on an upward curve for me, and I want to continue that and help the club move in the right direction.

“The training ground is getting better, the stadium is looking fantastic and the squad we’ve built is great. It’s exciting times for the club and I want to have as much success as possible here.” 

With a new man at the helm in Silva, the 28-year-old defender admitted that he can’t wait to get started as he continues his recovery at the London Colney training ground following a knee problem. 

“I missed the last few games of the season through injury, so I’m just trying to make sure I’m 100 per cent fit for pre-season and I’m fresh and ready to go,” he said.

“Looking at it from the outside, it looked like he [Silva] did a great job at Hull. They had a quick turnaround and won quite a few games.

“It's exciting though and now I’m looking forward to getting back in for pre-season and working hard together.”

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First Team 28/06/2017

Official | New Deal For Cathcart

Watford FC is delighted to announce defender Craig Cathcart has signed a new four-year deal with the club.

The 28-year-old has put pen to paper on a contract which takes him through to June 2021.

The Northern Irish cap has made 86 appearances since joining the Hornets permanently in 2014.

He also featured 12 times for Watford during a loan spell at Vicarage Road in 2009.

Return to watfordfc.com shortly for reaction from Cathcart.