The Hornets’ first-team squad gained crucial minutes in two training ground matches against Colchester United today.
In the first of the 60-minute games at London Colney, Watford ran out 2-1 winners thanks to Ismaïla Sarr’s penalty and a Dapo Mebude goal. Alan Judge was on target for the visitors.
A new line-up of players then defeated Hayden Mullins’ Colchester 2-0 in the second match, with Cucho Hernández and Dan Gosling among the goals.
Today’s games followed Wednesday’s 3-2 friendly win over Millwall, in which Domingos Quina, Adam Masina and Ashley Fletcher were on target at Watford’s training ground.