Academy: O'Brien & Morris Join Watford

By: Watford FC Staff

Watford FC is pleased to announce the signings of defenders Josh O’Brien and James Morris following successful trial periods with the club.

O’Brien is an 18-year-old Irish-American centre-back who started his career at Seattle Sounders, spending five years in the MLS club’s academy.

The Irish-American came off the bench in Watford's recent pre-season friendly against Brentford.

Full-back Morris, 19, spent 10 years at boyhood club Southampton before his departure earlier this summer.

He has also appeared for Watford's first team during pre-season, including against West Bromwich Albion at Vicarage Road.

Welcome to Watford, boys!

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