Friday, July 4, 1997
Peter Kennedy joined Watford from Notts County for a fee of £130,000.
Only a squad player at Meadow Lane, the left-sided Kennedy was to make 134 appearances in four years at Vicarage Road, scoring 22 goals; 13 of these, including a fine hat-trick at Roots Hall against Southend United, came in his debut season when he was the club's leading scorer from wing-back. He was a key player as the Hornets won the second division title.
Kennedy made his debut for Northern Ireland as a Watford player in 1999 before joining Wigan Athletic in 2001. He later played for Peterborough United, before returning to Northern Ireland.
Reproduced by kind permission of Matt Rowson from his book, Watford FC On This Day