Mattie Pollock has spoken of his pride at joining Watford after his move from Grimsby Town was announced.

The 19-year-old has signed a five-year deal at Vicarage Road and is already looking forward to starting his Hornets career.

While he may have to wait for his chance in the first team, with a loan a possibility for the upcoming season, he is excited about the opportunity to develop with a top flight side.

“It’s something you dream of, to sign for a Premier League club,” he told the club website.

“I’m very proud, it’s a good day for my family and for me. I can’t wait to get going, to meet the lads and hopefully hit the ground running, have a good start and show the fans what I can do.

“[The facilities are] unbelievable and it’s a good platform for me to improve my game. It’s going to be massive for me to develop both on and off the pitch and learn different things, playing with players who have been all over and played at the highest level and learning off them day in, day out.

“I just really can’t wait to get going.”

Pollock is primarily a centre back and describes himself as an "old fashioned" defender who likes making "big tackles".

However, he feels his experience of also playing in midfield means he is comfortable in possession too.

“If you spoke to a lot of people, they’d probably say I’m a bit old fashioned,” he said.

“I like winning my headers, big tackles, trying to get the crowd up as much as I can and getting them involved.

“I also think football higher up suits me. I was a midfielder until I was about 16 so I do think I can pass balls and find people quite well.

“I’m a big centre-half who likes to get his head on stuff, but I also believe I’ve got the other stuff as well as being a tough centre-half.”