Domingos Quina has returned to training with Watford ahead of schedule, after dislocating his shoulder near the end of last season.

The Portuguese youngster, who was voted the Hornets' young player of the season, had expected to be sidelined for three months, but is fully fit and training with the team earlier than expected.

After featuring 13 times in all competitions in his debut season with the club, Quina showed a great deal of promise and made a name for himself when he became the youngest player ever to score for Watford in the Premier League.

He is currently with the squad in Austria, but is not expected to play any part in their pre-season games against Ajax and Bayer Leverkusen.

Speaking to the club website, the 19-year-old said he could not stop smiling on his first day back after the painful, freak training injury.

"I can’t really remember what happened," he said.

"I was just unlucky, I think. When it popped out it was really painful. I had a lot of gas – that was nice.

"I’m back ahead of schedule. It was supposed to be three months but we’re now two-and-a-half months in. It’s feeling good, better than we thought it would be.

"I’m just glad to be back as it’s not easy seeing the boys training every day and I’m by myself doing my own thing.

"I can’t stop smiling. I’m buzzing as I’ve been waiting for this."

Quina is now focused on pushing himself to regain his fitness ahead of the upcoming season, where he hopes to push for places in the first-team again.

"I’m just trying to get myself back up to the same levels as the boys," he said.

"They are ahead of me right now so I need to catch up. I just want to play as many games as I can this season."