A former Kings Langley pupil has followed in his dad’s footsteps after signing his first professional contract with Watford FC.
Young defender, George Langston, penned a contract until the summer of 2022 for the side which his dad, Matthew played for.
The 17-year-old has said the contract is a proud moment for him and his family and that his dad played a massive part in getting him to the level he is at now.
Speaking to Watford FC’s website, he said: “Me and my dad have a special bond. He has helped me a lot over the years and I want to say a special thank you to him. He watches all the games and gives me little pointers, that extra bit of help that I don’t think others get. This contract is a proud moment for me and my family.”
After breaking into the first-team squad, Langston has said he models himself on Hornets’ defender Craig Cathcart.
He said: “You see Cathcart in training and every day he is so professional, and I look at him and try to model myself on him.
“He does his job nine times out of ten and I think that’s the way I try and get in the first team. Signing the contract is just the start. I want to be training with the first team and try to get in the squad as soon as I can. The main priority is to get in there and stay there.”
After being released by Tottenham Hotspur at eight years old, Langston said joining Watford got his love for football back.
He added: “I really started enjoying my football again (once at Watford). That’s the key for me: if I’m enjoying my football, I play a lot better. I’m a local lad and all my mates are fans, so it means that little bit more to play for this club. Hopefully one day I’ll be playing at Vicarage Road in a full stadium.”
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