More than 9,500 Watford fans renewed their season tickets during the two-week Earlybird window.

The period between April 5 and April 19, which covered three home matches, enabled supporters to buy their ticket for the 2014/15 campaign at an increase of three per cent on average.

Season ticket sales are currently suspended and the supporters who plan to buy their seat when they go on sale on Friday can expect another small increase on the Earlybird rate, with the new prices released tomorrow.

This year's current total is around 200 more than after last summer's Earlybird deadline, when the figure was 9,356.

Season ticket sales resume on Friday through three methods; by calling 01923 223023, in person at the ticket office and online, although new applicants are unable to do so online until after the Huddersfield Town game on May 3, when seats not renewed will be released.

Tickets will now go to a single price whereas in previous years there has been a second renewal price and different sums for new applicants during the Earlybird window.

Watford have more than 12,000 season ticket holders this season - the first time that has happened since the Hornets’ Premier League campaign in 2006/2007.

The Golden Boys insist they will adhere to the East Stand 'move-back promise' made under a previous regime.

Fans who want to go back or those who are keen to move to the East Stand next season are asked to renew in their current seat and they will have a chance to swap during a 'movement window' at the end of the season.