Watford youngster Britt Assombalonga signs new deal before joining Braintree Town on loan

Watford Observer: Assombalonga celebrates scoring for Wealdstone Assombalonga celebrates scoring for Wealdstone

Young Watford striker Britt Assombalonga has signed a contract extension with the Hornets and joined Braintree Town on loan.

The 19-year-old is set to spend a month at the Blue Square Bet Premier side after impressing in a two month stint with non-league Wealdstone.

Assombalonga admits he was a little surprised with the Hornets’ contract offer, which includes the option of a further year, but after scoring 11 goals for the Stones he said he was left with a positive outlook.

He told the club’s website:"I'm really happy. I wouldn't say I was expecting it, but when you're a forward and scoring goals it gives you a good feeling about your future.

"The coaches back at Watford have been really pleased with me. I've had positive comments from them, and I take all their feedback on board.

"They tell me to keep pushing on and do well so I try to do my best every time - which is what I'm going to try and do now at Braintree."

Despite leaving Wealdstone for Braintree, Assombalonga commented he was happy with what he achieved with the Stones and said he immediately felt welcome at the club.

“At first I thought it would be a case of not interacting with anyone really - but everyone at Wealdstone really made me feel at home."

"It's been a change for me. I've played on the left, the right and up front and it's been good for me.

"I know the manager (Gordon Bartlett) said me and Connor had been doing really well, but that's because him, the players and the fans have taken us in as their own and let us enjoy our football.

"The manager is really close to the players; he's very interactive and I think that suits the players at the club. He makes you feel like you're really important and that's great for young lads like us.

He continued: "Even though Watford is my team, it's been really good. I've played a lot of games and had great fun learning to push my own game on.

"Just as important, though, Wealdstone have done well. I wasn't there just for myself, I wanted to be part of a successful side."

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4:12pm Thu 9 Feb 12

gazmondo says...

hes scored more goals in 2 months than big chris,deeny and garner have scored combined this season,he should be starting for us we need strikers.
hes scored more goals in 2 months than big chris,deeny and garner have scored combined this season,he should be starting for us we need strikers. gazmondo

4:24pm Thu 9 Feb 12

Hornet23 says...

Yes he's scored goals but remind me what division Wealdstone play in? He's clearly got talent but he's getting bumped up a few leagues now so we'll see how he does. Don't forget, even though he came from the same age group as Massey, Thompson etc, he only joined us in 2010 I think so he may need more time than them as they'll have had more regular coaching in the academy.
Yes he's scored goals but remind me what division Wealdstone play in? He's clearly got talent but he's getting bumped up a few leagues now so we'll see how he does. Don't forget, even though he came from the same age group as Massey, Thompson etc, he only joined us in 2010 I think so he may need more time than them as they'll have had more regular coaching in the academy. Hornet23

4:43pm Thu 9 Feb 12

McHornet says...

Another one who shouldn't just get chucked in coz he's shown some form! Nurturing is the Watford way!

Thompson, Massey, Hoban, Murray, Smith, Whichelow, Mingoia... these are all players that have had a taste! They get taken out, they get re-assesed and they'll come back better and stronger! Two cases... one bad, one good:

Gifton Noel-Williams was thrust into the limelight at 17, looked quality for 1-2 adrenalin fuelled seasons... then looked what happened! Injuries galore and a failed career!

Ashley Young... dipped in and out of first team action for 2-3 seasons, never looked anything special in my eyes, then one balmy night at Plymouth in 2005 he arrived... and now look at him! A player that has amassed Transfer fees in excess of £25m... that's how you bring up a young footballer!
Another one who shouldn't just get chucked in coz he's shown some form! Nurturing is the Watford way! Thompson, Massey, Hoban, Murray, Smith, Whichelow, Mingoia... these are all players that have had a taste! They get taken out, they get re-assesed and they'll come back better and stronger! Two cases... one bad, one good: Gifton Noel-Williams was thrust into the limelight at 17, looked quality for 1-2 adrenalin fuelled seasons... then looked what happened! Injuries galore and a failed career! Ashley Young... dipped in and out of first team action for 2-3 seasons, never looked anything special in my eyes, then one balmy night at Plymouth in 2005 he arrived... and now look at him! A player that has amassed Transfer fees in excess of £25m... that's how you bring up a young footballer! McHornet

4:49pm Thu 9 Feb 12

Beds Horn says...

Well done Britt. Sounds like a grounded and articulate bloke who wants to do well. I look forward to seeing him scoring goals at the Vic at some point in the future.
Well done Britt. Sounds like a grounded and articulate bloke who wants to do well. I look forward to seeing him scoring goals at the Vic at some point in the future. Beds Horn

6:54pm Thu 9 Feb 12

suffolkhornet says...

I watched Brit @ Vs Lowestoft a few weeks ago and had a chat after the game. He just loves playing footie and really wants to play in the first team one day. He's going to be one of the good guys!
I watched Brit @ Vs Lowestoft a few weeks ago and had a chat after the game. He just loves playing footie and really wants to play in the first team one day. He's going to be one of the good guys! suffolkhornet

11:40pm Thu 9 Feb 12

D.unstable says...

Just watched the interview with Britt on Watford World, seems like a grownded, happy lad and hopes he does well. Looking forward to seeing him score plenty for Watford in the future......Let's all do the Conga with Britt Assombalonga...

We have got some serious talent coming through the ranks at Watford, absolutely right to keep putting them out on loan, let them make a few mistakes, learn, come back, step up and so on. The future is bright, the future IS yellow.

I work with a Forest fan and it sounds as though they are so bad at the moment if we do not take 3 points on Saturday the game must have been postponed due to snow.
Just watched the interview with Britt on Watford World, seems like a grownded, happy lad and hopes he does well. Looking forward to seeing him score plenty for Watford in the future......Let's all do the Conga with Britt Assombalonga... We have got some serious talent coming through the ranks at Watford, absolutely right to keep putting them out on loan, let them make a few mistakes, learn, come back, step up and so on. The future is bright, the future IS yellow. I work with a Forest fan and it sounds as though they are so bad at the moment if we do not take 3 points on Saturday the game must have been postponed due to snow. D.unstable

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