Watford have provided an update on the supporter who was taken to hospital during the 2-1 defeat to Chelsea last night.

The match was postponed for around 25 minutes as Larry Brooks received treatment for a cardiac arrest in the upper Graham Taylor stand before he was taken to hospital.

The club have reported that Mr Brooks is "is in good spirits and being well cared for" and say he is "in remarkably good form and keen to discuss the Hornets’ fortunes for the season ahead rather than talk about what happened to him at the game."

Club CEO and chairman Scott Duxbury said: “This club is genuinely a family and acted as such on Wednesday evening to look after one of its own. That’s how it should be, although we are aware how many individuals as part of teams were responsible for ensuring Larry got the care he needed.

“While those included medical professionals from within Watford and also Chelsea – to whom we offer our gratitude, individuals who assisted also included supporters who sit close to Larry in the Upper Graham Taylor Stand. I would like to offer my personal thanks to those who took quick, decisive and ultimately essential action to help.”

Larry will require further treatment to address an underlying condition.

The club have invited him and his family to be guests at a future Hornets’ home fixture.