01/08/2015

PREMIER LEAGUE 2015/16: Watford FC Squad Numbers Announced

WATFORD FC can now confirm the squad numbers which will be worn by the Golden Boys throughout their 2015/16 Premier League season.

See the below list for the Hornets' full first-team squad:

These changes will soon be reflected in the player profile section here at watfordfc.com.

1. Heurelho Gomes (GK) 

2. Allan Nyom

3. Miguel Britos

4. Gabriele Angella

5. Sebastian Prödl

6. Joel Ekstrand

7. Jose Manuel Jurado

8. Valon Behrami

9. Troy Deeney

10. Matej Vydra

11. Fernando Forestieri

12.

13. Rene Gilmartin (GK)

14. Juan Carlos Paredes

15. Craig Cathcart

16. Sean Murray

17.

18. Daniel Pudil

19. Miguel Layun

20. Steven Berghuis

21. Ikechi Anya

22. Almen Abdi

23. Ben Watson

24. Odion Ighalo

25. Jose Holebas

26. Bernard Mensah

27. Essaid Belkalem

28. Connor Smith

29. Etienne Capoue

30. Jorell Johnson

31. Tommie Hoban

32. George Byers

33. Lloyd Dyer

34. Giedrius Arlauskis (GK)

35. Josh Doherty

36. Alex Jakubiak

37. Alfie Young

38. Mahlondo Martin

39. Dennon Lewis

First Team 24/07/2015

Holebas | “I’m Happy To Be Here”

JOSE HOLEBAS arrives at Vicarage Road with a bagful of experience, something he believes will benefit his new club.

The 31-year-old signed for Watford from AS Roma, and believes the experience he already has against English teams will help prepare him for the challenges the Premier League will pose.

“It is a tough league. I’ve played twice against Arsenal and also against Manchester City in the Champions League, so big teams in England, and it was really tough,” he exclusively told watfordfc.com.

“But I feel as though I understand better how they play now.”

Holebas is a Greece international and has also played in the Champions League with Roma and Olympiakos, and he believes he can use this to help the club on the pitch, as well as the younger players off it.

“I have some experience and there are some young guys here, so I think I can help them with my experience,” he said.

“The first thing we need to do is stay in the Premier League next season. That is the main thing.”

Holebas has been with the Watford squad for a couple of weeks now, and he is pleased with how things have been going so far.

“I’m happy to be here and we are working hard. That is what we have to do in pre-season," he said.

“Everybody knows we are a little bit of a smaller club so we have to work on our fighting spirit and team spirit and the rest will come later.”