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.

First Team 30/08/2016

Official | Return Of The Mapps

Watford FC is delighted to announce the signing of defender Adrian Mariappa on a three-year deal.

The 29-year old rejoins the Hornets after spending three seasons at Crystal Palace, making 49 appearances in his time at Selhurst Park.

The Jamaica international has won 38 caps for his country and joined Reading in 2012 before moving to the Premier League with the Eagles in September 2013. 

Mariappa made 247 appearances in his first spell at Vicarage Road after graduating through the club's Academy and was voted the Golden Boys' 2011/12 Player of the Season. 

He will wear the number six shirt in Walter Mazzarri's Hornets' squad.