Former Watford defender George Langston is “looking forward to kicking on now” after making a permanent move to Eastleigh.

The 19-year-old defender was one of numerous Under-23 players to be released from the Hornets' academy at the end of last season and will now be aiming to make his mark with the National League club.

When asked about a moving into senior football full-time. Langston told the Eastleigh website: “I was keen to do it last season as well but a couple of injuries probably stopped me from doing that, but I’m really looking forward to kicking on now and hopefully getting a chance to try and get this team in the play-offs and maybe even get them promoted.

“I feel like I’m a leader. I’m quite young, I know, but I feel like that’s just me and my personality. I can be quite loud but also I’m just a defender that just puts his body on the line and is quite passionate. I’ve also got the technical ability to try and play as well so hopefully one that’s a positive influence on the team.”

Langston, who captained the Under-23s during his six years at Vicarage Road, will officially join the Spitfires on July 1.