Watford defender Brice Dja Djedje has admitted that he was thrilled to have made his debut for the club after a spell out with injury.

Dja Djedje signed for the club from Marseille for £3m back in July 2016, but a foot injury meant he missed the first half of the Hornets' season. After an eight month absence, the 26-year-old confirmed he was delighted to have finally made his official debut.

“I’m delighted to have played today after eight long months out injured. Making my debut is a great moment that I’ve been waiting for since I arrived here,” the right-back told ​Watford's official website.​

“I felt really fit out there and I’ve been working really hard over the last few months with the medical staff, as well as outside of training too. Having the chance to play for the team for the first time is special because I’ve worked very hard and it’s been difficult being out for such a long time.”

Dja Djedje also spoke of pleasure at making his debut at Vicarage Road, Watford's stadium, and is now eagerly looking forward to the rest of the season.

“Making your debut at home is great too, because it can be a while before you get to finally play in front of the fans,” he explained.

“It was fantastic to make my debut in the FA Cup, it makes me think of the French Cup but it’s slightly different to France.

“Playing today was great and even more so as it was in this competition. I just want to progress now and keep playing here at the club and impress the fans at Vicarage Road.”