Watford legend Luther Blissett will be reading out the teams before the Hornets’ matches at Vicarage Road this season.

Vibe 107.6 DJ Lee Partridge, who has worked for the club in the past, will be assisting him, which means long-standing duo Richard Short and Tim Coombs, who have been in the roles for the previous 16 and 15 years respectively, will no longer hold the positions. It is believed Coombs was offered a job at another club.

Midway through last season the Hornets decided to use Coombs and Short alternatively, when previously Coombs had read out the opposition teams, dedications and half-time scores with Short doing the rest of the work, including announcing the home teams before kick-off.

Now Partridge will do the first reading of the teams and look after the music. Blissett will take to the microphone at 2.45pm and do the final readings of the line-ups. Partridge will then do the announcing at half-time.