Hughes excited to play for Watford

Watford new boy Will Hughes is champing at the bit to test himself in the Premier League, after completing his move from Championship side Derby.

The 22-year-old midfielder is a product of the Rams youth set-up and has been a faithful servant of the club, but now looks forward to moving up a division.

"I'm massively excited," Hughes told his new club's official website. "When it first came out that I was linked, I spoke to my agent and it's been a slow process but I'm very relieved now.

"I've played against Watford many a time in the Championship and I've always enjoyed it. I'm looking forward to a new challenge now, especially in the Premier League.

"Every English player wants to play in the Premier League. Having played in the Championship for so long I gave it a good go to get promoted, but the chance to join a Premier League team was too hard to turn down.

"I'm massively excited, it's a new chapter in my life and I can't wait to get started."

The England U21 international was ever-present for County last season, making 38 league appearances and scoring two goals.