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Pussetto: “I’m Very Excited To Start Right Away”

Ignacio Pussetto says he hopes to help Watford continue their recent surge in form after becoming the latest addition to Nigel Pearson’s Premier League squad.

The Argentinian winger arrived today from Italian side Udinese but admitted he’d been keeping a close eye on the Hornets’ progress over recent weeks.

“I have been following Watford a lot,” said Pussetto, speaking to after agreeing a four-and-a-half-year contract.

“I watched the last game which we won against Bournemouth, which was a huge victory, and what I hope for is to continue these positive results in order to be able to go up in the table, and for me to be able to contribute to this.

“It is very important for me to get into the team as soon as possible and I’m very excited to start right away. If the manager thinks I am ready for Saturday I am available, but otherwise I will try my best and train hard in order to be in the squad as soon as possible.”

Having started out with Argentine Primera División outfits Atlético de Rafaela and Huracán, Pussetto moved to Italy in 2018 and featured 50 times for the Zebrette, but believes he is now ready to make a name for himself in English football.

“This is a huge step for my career. I’m very happy and proud to be in the Premier League now and I have to take all the responsibilities that comes with it,” he said.

“It was not an easy decision to move because it’s a huge step, but when I was at Udinese I heard a lot about Watford because it was a very close club.

“I’m excited to be here and I have to put in as much effort as I can for the good of the club now.”

Pussetto will be linking up with fellow Argentine Roberto Pereyra and is already well known to a number of players on Watford’s books.

“I’m very excited to get to know Pereyra because even though I don’t know him personally, many people have said very good things about him as a person, and as a player he’s very renowned. I look forward to getting to know not only him but also the whole team.

“I already know Ben [Wilmot], Ken [Sema] and Marvin [Zeegelaar] and I know Stefano [Okaka] was here too. Everyone talks very well about the club and the people who work at the training ground. The important thing now is for me to get settled in and get into the squad as soon as possible.”

First Team 1 week ago

FA Cup: Tranmere Replay Rearranged

Tonight's Emirates FA Cup third round replay against Tranmere Rovers has been postponed due to heavy rainfall at Prenton Park since Sunday, and will now be played on Thursday January 23 with a 7.45pm kick-off.

Supporters should keep hold of their match tickets, as they will be valid for the rearranged fixture.

Both clubs were in regular contact with each other, the referee and the Football Association over the past two days, discussing the options available after it became clear that heavy rain from Storm Brendan could put the fixture at risk.

However, following a pitch inspection this afternoon, the referee decided the match unfortunately could not go ahead.

A statement from The FA read: “After consultation with all the relevant parties, in order to keep the Competition on track and reduce the risk of causing fixture disruption elsewhere, the match has been rescheduled for Thursday January 23, 7.45pm kick-off.

“The winner of this tie will host Wolverhampton Wanderers or Manchester United in the Fourth Round Proper on Sunday 26 January, 3.00pm kick-off, live on BT Sport.”