Watford have released footage of new manager Roy Hodgson getting to work with his new players just hours after his arrival at London Colney.

The former Crystal Palace and England boss officially took over from Claudio Ranieri yesterday, after another whirlwind weekend of change for the Hornets.

The video shows the 74-year-old, accompanied by long-standing assistant and former Watford boss Ray Lewington, getting to grips with his new squad in preparation for next weekend's trip to Turf Moor.

The pair are seen running what look like defensive drills, with a less accommodating back line high on their list of priorities.

Watford are the only team in Premier League history to go through their first 20 matches without keeping a clean sheet, so an improvement at the back will be key to them avoiding the drop this season.