First Team 31/08/2016

Mariappa | "This Is Home For Me"

Adrian Mariappa feels like he has come 'home' after returning to Vicarage Road on a three-year deal on Tuesday.

The 29-year old is a Golden Boy once again after previously leaving for Reading in 2012, and he spoke to watfordfc.com shortly after putting pen to paper. 

"I'm delighted to be back. This is home for me so I'm utterly delighted to get the deal done.

"As soon as the phone calls were made, for me, this was the only place I wanted to come. When you're at a club from the age of eight, even when you go away home is where the heart is so coming back was definitely an easy decision for me."

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Under-23's 31/08/2016

U23| New Deal For Jakubiak

The Hornets are pleased to confirm young striker Alex Jakubiak has signed a new four-year deal to extend his stay at Vicarage Road.
 
And now the 20-year-old will further his development on loan at League 1 Fleetwood Town.
 
Watford and the Cod Army have struck a season-long loan arrangement for Jakubiak, although the Hornets do have the option to recall the forward in January 2017.
 
The Academy graduate has started the season in fine form for Harry Kewell’s Under-23 side, netting three goals in three Professional Development League matches, and he is still eligible to play for the team throughout his loan.
 
Jakubiak has previously spent time on loan at lower-league clubs, enjoying spells with Oxford United as well as Dagenham & Redbridge and Braintree Town.