Watford FC have announced a key signing as they strengthen their squad during the run-in.
The Hornets swooped to sign Cardiff defender Matthew Connolly on loan for the rest of the season as their quest for promotion continues. Connolly joins the Golden Boys at a crucial stage of their Sky Bet Championship season, as the Hornets fight for a much sought after automatic promotion spot with seven games to go. The Hertfordshire-born stopper wants to lend his exceptional experience to the current situation, having tasted promotion from the division on three separate occasions with Queens Park Rangers, Reading and parent club Cardiff City. Connolly commented: “I’ve done it a few times before, so hopefully I can help. “It’s a big seven games coming up, and we all need to push in the same direction together. It’s going to be a squad effort, not just a team. Whether I’m in the the team or the squad, I’ll be looking to help out. “I think it’s just about keeping cool. You need to take each game as it comes, as the cliche goes. “Clean sheets will be key for us. We need to score goals too, but we’ve got them in abundance with the attacking threat we have. We need to be strong, focused, and try to win every game until the end of the season.”