Daniel Bachmann and Daryl Janmaat have both committed their immediate future to Watford by signing contract extensions, the Watford Observer can reveal.

Both players' deals were due to expire this summer, but Bachmann will now remain at the club until 2024 and Janmaat 2022, following positive discussions with the club.

While Janmaat's new deal was agreed prior to the January transfer window, Bachmann's extension was completed more recently and he feels he will be in a position to start challenging for a place in the team next season, although he insists he is ready now should he be required in the remaining 11 games.

"There's 11 games left, so the focus is still on this season, you never know what happens," he said.

"I'm ready to play and then obviously once that is done, the focus starts going towards next season and thinking about pushing on and looking forward to what the situation's going to be like.

"I've signed a long term contract, that's all sorted. We've been talking about it for quite a while to be honest and I've said before I'm happy here, obviously I've not had the best of luck with game time, but as a goalkeeper you have to be patient and I feel like it's the right club for me to develop and to become a good Premier League goalkeeper."

Janmaat meanwhile is still hoping to make an impact during the current campaign, once he is able to return from his knee injury.

The full-back has returned to training with the team and is aiming to be available for selection for the Crystal Palace game next weekend.

He is also hoping his new deal will bring a more positive time with the club, after a frustrating period on the touchlines this season.

"We spoke for a bit and I decided to sign a new deal and that's good and I'm happy with it," he said.

"You want to be important and you want to help the team, but I couldn't and I had to focus as well on my own rehab and make sure that I was back good, fit and strong and that's what I did and of course you want to see the team winning and you like to see them taking the points we need, but we have 11 finals left and I'm glad that I can help the team the last part of the season.

"I think Liverpool is too soon, but maybe Crystal Palace I can be involved, that's what we're looking for."