Manager Dean Barker has hailed the “perfect signing” for Kings Langley after Watford legend Lloyd Doyley joined the Southern League Premier Central club this evening.

The 36-year-old defender, who made a total of 443 Hornets appearances and sits fifth on the club’s all-time list, put pen to paper at the Sadiku Stadium after having talks with Barker on Tuesday.

The delighted Kings boss told the Watford Observer: “We found out Lloyd was available. Obviously he knows a few of the boys down here. He came down for a chat on Tuesday and was really positive and happy with what I had to say and I was happy with what he had to say. A perfect signing for us.”

Barker agreed that it was a coup for Kings to secure Doyley’s signature and admitted: “You don’t get players who have played 450 games for Watford sort of turn up at your door, do you.

“It will be great for the younger players in the group as well. Lloyd’s the same as everyone else, he’s here to get in the team and play well.

“For the club it’s a great signing and hopefully we’ll get a few Watford supporters come down to watch us with him now being involved.”

Doyley’s first appearance at the Sadiku Stadium could come on Monday when Kings play their long-awaited first home game of the season, following pitch renovation works, against Hertfordshire rivals Hitchin Town, kicking off at 3pm.

Prior to that, Barker’s side will be aiming to continue their unbeaten start to the campaign at Banbury United on Saturday.