Ignacio Pussetto has received praise from Watford academy manager Richard Thomas for the part he played in an Under 23 draw with Ipswich Town.

The Argentine arrived from Udinese in January and has made four appearances from the bench since, making an instant impact on his debut against Spurs when he hooked the ball off the line with his first touch.

During the game with the Tractor Boys on Monday, Pussetto got his first assist in a Watford shirt when he set up Brazilian Joao Pedro for his first goal since arriving from Brazil during the same transfer window.

Speaking about the 24-year-old's performance, Thomas said he had an excellent attitude and performed well despite tricky conditions.

“It was a 'Welcome to England' type of day for him,” said Thomas.

“The ball was swirling around, it was cold, the ball wasn't particularly clean into his feet and he'll need slightly better surfaces to do his best work on. He's not going to play in too many tougher environments than that in terms of conditions, but it was a good experience for him. He persisted, carried on working hard and did well. His attitude is excellent.

“He was tireless, he's quite quick and good going forward but he's good out of possession as well. He tucked in and narrowed off on time, he was always alongside the central midfielder when we haven't got the ball and he knows the depths and distances he needs to be at when making regains facing forwards. He had a really good attitude and is a great lad to work with. I couldn't ask for much more from him.”