Watford players, both past and present have been calling supporters to make sure they are safe and well during the coronavirus pandemic.

Around two weeks ago, the club launched its Hornets at Home community initiative to try and offer support to fans who may need an extra helping hand during the Covid-19 outbreak and they have also offered Watford general hospital use of Vicarage Road while they help tackle the virus.

Now, players, coaches and staff members have been calling up to check in on fans to make sure they are remaining safe and to help them avoid becoming lonely during their periods of isolation, with stricter government measures keeping people indoors to try and stem the spread of the illness.

Head coach Nigel Pearson is among those to have been calling people, while Nathaniel Chalobah and Adrian Mariappa have also been picking up the phone.

Over half the playing squad have signed up to the project, while a number of former players are also involved.