Experienced 33 year old midfielder Keith Andrews, is expected to be signed by Watford in the coming days on a season-long loan from Championship club Bolton, according to the Watford Observer.

After spending last season on loan at Brighton, making 33 appearances and scoring once, Andrews has been told by his parent club Bolton that he is not in their plans for the coming season, and has been allowed to talk to clubs.

Andrews, whose has played in the Premier League for Wolves, West Bromwich Albion, and most memorably at Blackburn Rovers, with whom he made 70 appearances for, is a holding midfielder who can break up the play well, and set the team on the attack quickly.

If the deal to sign Andrews goes through, it will be Watford’s eighth signing of this transfer window, and the fourth that is aged 30 or over. Manager, Giuseppe Sannino is clearly building a side that will have the experience to contend with the Championship, and if they can keep hold of Troy Deeney, who is interesting Leicester City, and with the added firepower of having Matěj Vydra on loan, then Watford could have an outside chance of making the play offs this season.


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