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Valerien Ismael picks out Watford man who has ‘big future’ in the game ahead of Swansea City clash

Watford boss Valerien Ismael has said Ryan Andrews has a ‘big future’ ahead of him in the game.

Watford have seen the youngster break into their first-team this season in the Championship.

Andrews, 19, has made 33 appearances in all competitions, 29 of which have come in the league, and he has chipped in with two goals and a single assist.

Ismael has been impressed with what he has seen and has said, as per the official club website: “He is one of the really good young talents at this club right now – which is why we need to take care of him.

“Taking care of a young player can mean sometimes giving them a break from playing in the team. Every player has his ups and downs in form, and you certainly cannot expect a teenager to play so many games at the same level.

“Ryan can be very pleased with his first full season as a professional. He’s been involved in over 30 games and had some great moments. If he keeps working hard, with the support from all of us he has a big future.”

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Andrews is under contract at Watford until the summer of June 2028.

He has risen up through their academy ranks and was a key player for them at various different youth levels before forcing his way into their senior set-up.

The England youth international made his debut back in January 2023 in an FA Cup clash away at Reading and hasn’t looked back since.

Andrews played seven times during the second-half of last term under Chris Wilder before establishing himself in the starting XI under Ismael in this campaign.

It has been an inconsistent season for Watford and their hopes of making the play-offs are fading away fast. Their recent poor run of form has seen them slip down to 12th in the table.

Andrews’ emergence has been one positive from their struggles over recent times though and the Hertfordshire outfit will be keen to keep hold of him for as long as they can.

The Hornets are 12 points off the top six now and have only 11 matches left to play. They are back in action tonight against Swansea City at home as they look to return to winning ways.

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