28/07/2016

SINCLAIR: “It’s A Big Club With A Big Ambition”

THE AMBITION of the club was one of the main reasons Jerome Sinclair opted to become Watford’s first signing of the summer, ahead of the 2016/17 Premier League season.

Sinclair joined the Hornets on a five-year deal last week and speaking to watfordfc.com, he admitted that it was very much an easy decision to make. 

“I’m massively excited,” Sinclair said. 

“It’s been a big step to move away from Liverpool, but it [Watford] is a great club, with a great history and vision for the future, and I’m just happy to be a part of that. 

“I was offered the opportunity to come in here and play games and that was a no-brainer for me. Hopefully I can score goals and help the team move forward.

“We want to be pushing into the top half of the table and getting as close to Europe as we can, because it is a big club with a big ambition.” 

Sinclair is coming towards the end of his first week training with his new teammates under new Head Coach Walter Mazzarri, and the forward has enjoyed settling into his new surroundings. 

“The first few days of pre-season you expect to be tough, as they test the players to see what kind of level they’ve come back in," he said.

“It’s important for me to be here as early as possible. I’ve found it really positive so far and I’m picking up new things. It’s obviously a new style that the manager has brought in and it’s going well so far. 

“He’s a huge character, with a huge name. He’s bringing his own people and style to the club. It’s been a lot of shape and tactical work so far, but it’s going to help the lads get results in the Premier League.”

With the first pre-season fixture for the Hornets coming on Sunday (July 10) against Woking, the Birmingham-born striker is looking forward to that game and the next couple of weeks, as preparations continue for the new campaign.

“I can’t wait, for me it’s important to get as many games under my belt as I can before the season starts, so I can’t wait for Sunday and I hope it goes well," he said.

“All the boys are excited to be back for another season, the atmosphere is great and hopefully we all get through this pre-season and we can look forward to the new season.” 

First Team 28/07/2016

Official | Heurelho Gomes Handed New Watford FC Contract

GOALKEEPER Heurelho Gomes has agreed terms on an improved contract offer from the Hornets.

 

The Brazilian, whose deal runs until 2018, has been rewarded for his fine performances in the Watford goal over the past two years.

 

Gomes picked up the club's Player of the Season and Players' Player of the Season awards last term, making 39 appearances in 2015/16.

 

He also won the Performance of the Season trophy for his two penalty saves during a 1-0 win at West Brom.

 

In total, the 35-year-old has played 83 times since moving to Vicarage Road in May 2014.