Watford youngster Marvin Sordell has signed his first professional contract with the club.
The striker was nearing the end of his two-year scholarship at Vicarage Road and has landed a full-time deal.
Academy manager Mark Warburton said: "Marvin came to us quite late and had some initial problems settling in but he`s worked very hard and done very well."
He added: "He`s displayed a good attitude, scored some good goals and has come a long way in a short period of time.
"He is still vulnerable to losing focus but the coaching staff will continue to work with him.
"Physically he`s a real threat and if he can learn the tactical side of the game he`s got a good future in the game."
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