Former Watford captain Troy Deeney has joined League Two side Forest Green Rovers as player/coach.

The 35-year-old left Birmingham City at the end of last season after joining his hometown club in 2021.

The striker previously spent more than ten years at Vicarage Road and was part of the squads which won promotion to the Premier League in 2014/15 and 2020/21.

Deeney is good friends with new Forest Green head coach David Horseman, who previously worked in Watford's academy.

"You always get offers and things that are of interest, but the biggest thing for me is what the next 10 years look like, not the next 10 months," Deeney told BBC Radio Gloucestershire.

"I've known David a long time and you can see what the project looks like, with the new training ground and what the new stadium will eventually look like. It is about buying into that.

"There is a lot of homework for me to catch up on from a coaching side, but I'm very, very excited about it."

Deeney began his career in the West Midlands with Halesowen and Walsall before joining the Hornets in 2010.

He went on to make 419 appearances, scoring 140 goals, and still remains revered by many Watford fans.

However, he may have burned his bridges with some supporters and club officials following a controversial YouTube interview earlier this year.

Deeney was at the Bolt New Lawn on Tuesday evening to watch Forest Green lose 2-1 to neighbours Swindon Town.

"On Tuesday nothing was agreed, so we just moved quickly," Deeney said.

"It is about feeling wanted and feeling that I can add value. There is no point in me coming in here at 35 and adding nothing."

Last summer, former Forest Green head coach Rob Edwards left the club to join Watford, but was sacked after just 10 league games and subsequently joined arch rivals Luton Town, steering them to the Premier League for the first time in their history via the play-offs.