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NI star Cathcart thrilled to commit future to Watford

By Staff Reporter

Craig Cathcart has signed a new contract at Watford to keep him at the club until 2021. The 28-year-old, who began his career at Manchester United, has put pen to paper on a four-year deal - having joined the Hornets from Blackpool in 2014.

The Northern Ireland international has made 84 appearances for the club since then, but was limited to just 15 Premier League games last season as he battled a hernia injury.

Watford have replaced Walter Mazzarri with former Hull boss Marco Silva during the summer, and the new manager has opted to tie down Cathcart's long-term future. Cathcart made his Northern Ireland debut against Slovenia in 2010 and has won 33 caps.

"I'm delighted," said Cathcart. "Since I came to the club things have been on an upward curve for me, and I want to continue that and help the club move in the right direction.

"The training ground is getting better, the stadium is looking fantastic and the squad we've built is great. It's exciting times for the club and I want to have as much success as possible here."

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