Richard Short and Tim Coombs have been given the opportunity to continue working with Watford at supporter-based events, which Coombs has accepted, after the duo were replaced in their role as match-day announcers.

Short and Coombs had been in their previous positions for 16 and 15 years respectively but have been replaced on match days by Hornets legend Luther Blissett and Vibe 107.6 DJ Lee Partridge.

Watford have confirmed Coombs accepted the offer to continue working with the club at fan-based events but they did not state whether Short will.

The Hornets plan to invest in new audio infrastructure around Vicarage Road and state they are aware that “sound is still far from its optimum level in some areas”.