Watford boss provides transfer update ahead of season opener against Sheffield United

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The latest Watford news on Friday night.

Watford boss Rob Edwards has said the club are still looking at potentially recruiting ‘one or two’ more players.

The Hornets have been busy bolstering their ranks over recent times.

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They were relegated from the Premier League last season and are aiming for an immediate promotion back from the Championship.

The Hertfordshire club have to wait until Monday for their first game of the 2022/23 campaign as they prepare to face Sheffield United at Vicarage Road under the lights.

Speaking ahead of the clash against the Blades, Edwards has provided this transfer update, as per the club’s official website:

“There’s a possibility of changes. We’re still looking at possibly recruiting one or two people. We’re well aware the window is open and things could change. I don’t think there will be wholesale changes.

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“There are a lot of strong teams in the league. I hope we’re going to be competitive, I expect us to be competitive but it’s not for me to say whether we’re first, second, third etc.”

He later added: “I want to see a team that plays with passion, with energy, with commitment, with bravery. Those are the words I’ve used a lot.”

Watford’s business so far

Watford have brought in four new faces since dropping out of the top flight.

Striking pair Vakoun Issouf Bayo and Rej Manaj have joined from Charleroi and Barcelona respectively to sharpen their options in attack.

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Veteran goalkeeper Ben Hamer has signed to add more competition and depth between the sticks, whilst right-back Mario Gaspar has arrived from Villarreal.

Edwards has admitted more may well be on the way, but there is also the possibility of exits between now and the end of the window.

The likes of Emmanuel Dennis, Ismaila Sarr and João Pedro still remain at the club for now.

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