Craig Cathcart has signed a new four-year contract with Watford that will keep him at the club until he's 34.

The defender's original contract was due to expire in the summer of 2021, but his new deal will keep him at Vicarage Road until 2023.

The Northern Ireland international joined permanently in 2014 and has made 134 appearances since, adding to the 13 he made on loan with the club in 2009.

The former Manchester United and Blackpool man made himself and integral part of Javi Gracia's back four last season and played 41 times in all competitions, scoring three times.

Cathcart told the Watford website he felt at home at the club and said he had enjoyed contributing to last season's successes.

“I feel at home, I’m comfortable and it’s a family club,” he said.

“I enjoy coming here every day to work, it’s a nice atmosphere and when things are going well it’s even better.

“My family love living here and things are going well. We had a great season last season with the team, and everything is looking positive. I’m delighted to stay.

“The club has been on an upward swing since I’ve come here and I don’t want it to stop now, I want it to carry on.

“We want to push on again and be competitive as a team. You want to be successful as a team and as an individual player as well, and that’s what I’m looking forward to in the next four years, hopefully.”