Daniel Bachmann is assessing his options after falling out of favour at Watford, the Watford Observer has been told.

In September, sources revealed that the Austrian could not understand why he was dropped from the team after the defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers, particularly after he opted to stay at Vicarage Road in the summer despite interest from both Arsenal and Ajax.

Since then, he has been unable to regain his place in the side, even after a change of head coach, and has watched on from the bench, with the team yet to keep a clean sheet so far this season.

At the time, it was explained to the Observer that should the situation not change, the goalkeeper would seek a more regular source of football ahead of the World Cup next winter and he is now understood to be considering opportunities that may be able to offer him more consistent first team action.

Currently on international duty for World Cup qualifiers, Bachmann has spoken to German football magazine Kicker and explained that his current absence is not just due to sporting reasons. He also spoke of seeking a solution during the upcoming January transfer window.

“My situation is temporary; it has little to do with sport. It’s a frustrating situation,” he is reported to have said.

“As a player, it’s always difficult when you’re not playing. If it’s for non-sporting reasons, it makes it even harder. It’s twice as frustrating.

“The transfer window will be open again in January. Then, if no solution has been found by then, you have to see that I can go back to work.

“You will see that in the next six to eight weeks. I train for myself so that the standard stays high; the level stays high. I can’t do more at the moment.”

Watford's goalkeeping situation was made more complicated last night, with the club announcing the signing of Maduka Okoye, while Pontus Dahlberg and Rob Elliot remain on the books as well.

Current first team option, Ben Foster, is due to depart at the end of this season once his contract expires, although nothing definitive has been decided on his future just yet.