Dan Gosling has backed Watford's new centre forward Joshua King to succeed at Vicarage Road.

The pair played together during their time at Bournemouth and in a club interview, Gosling has described the striker as "versatile" and "powerful" and said he can be an important person for the club.

“He’s a pacey and powerful player. He’ll get you up the pitch, keep the ball, and ultimately his job is to score goals so hopefully he’ll do that,” said Gosling.

“He doesn't stop telling me to put the ball over the top for him so I’ll have an ear-bashing if I don’t do that.

“I’ve played with him for a long time. He’s played deeper, drops in as a number 10, he can play as an out-and-out number 9, and off the left and right, so there’s a lot of versatility. That’ll be good over the course of the season with injuries, and he’ll bring different qualities for different games.”

King arrives alongside the likes of Emmanuel Dennis, Kwadwo Baah and Ashley Fletcher, all of whom will be hoping to make an impact in the team next season.

Gosling believes the extra competition will produce results on the pitch.

“We have a lot of attackers with a lot of pace and power which will stand us in good stead over the season, and you need cover,” he said.

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“He’s strong, a powerful player with good hold-up play, and he likes running in behind. He’s quite direct and he’ll be a good focal point."