Watford Ladies assistant manager Clinton Lancaster was impressed by the standard of players on show at the Golden Girls’ open trails.

Over 60 hopefuls, as well as current players, took part in three days’ worth of trials as the club looks to build its squad ahead of the upcoming 2018/19 campaign.

With Watford running both a senior and Under-23 side next term, Lancaster was pleased with what he saw from the trial days and is hopeful of progression.

“The quality at the open trials has been very high, and it is now about working hard in preparation for the new season,” he told the club website.

“We want to give young players an opportunity, and age won’t be a factor if a player is good enough.

“Next season is all about building on the last few months, and ensuring we impress and do well in what is going to be a very competitive league.

“The senior players coming in are going to make a really positive impact, and it’ll be exciting to see them surrounded by talented youngsters. We are all ready for the first game of the season, and looking forward to the start of pre-season.”