FRESH from signing his first professional contract, Golden Boy David Sesay has admitted that the work is far from complete as he looks towards his long-term goals.
The 17-year-old became the latest Academy scholar to sign a professional deal this summer, following his teammate Ashley Charles, putting pen to paper on a contract that runs until the end of the 2017/18 season.
“I’m buzzing,” Sesay said, speaking to watfordfc.com.
“I’ve been working hard for it and I’ve got it early, which is all I can ask for.
“It’s only the start, I need to get back fit now and hopefully I can get back to how I was playing before my injury.”
It’s been a lengthy spell on the sidelines for the marauding right-back, who was injured back in December in the FA Youth Cup defeat to AFC Wimbledon.
Work to get back fully fit is still not yet complete for Sesay, who is preparing for the second of his two-year Academy scholarship.
“Rehab has gone well,” said Sesay, who was a product of the club’s Harefield Academy programme.
“I’ve still got a few weeks of rehab left and I need to keep working hard in the gym to get back fit now.
“I’ll be in all summer to get back fit, that’s the main objective, and hopefully I’ll be back for pre-season, but only time can tell.”
Before injury, Sesay had been a regular in both the Under-18s and Harry Kewell’s Under-21 sides.
With a new campaign ahead, the full-back is now hopeful of returning to both squads, but is also aware of the hard graft it will take for him to get back up to those high demands.
“I can’t stop working, I need to get up to the next level because I haven’t done anything yet," said Sesay, who joined Watford as an Under-9 in 2007.
“I need to get back on the pitch, get back playing and as I progress, hopefully get back in the Under-21s team. It takes a lot of hard work though and they’re my objectives.
“I’ve been at the club for years now and hopefully there’s many more years to come. It’s been a slow and steady rise, and I’m happy to have been offered a contract to extend my stay at the club even further.”