A defender has become the latest Watford Academy player to leave on loan, while a young goalkeeper has extended his temporary move away from London Colney.

Under-21 player Charlie Stallard has joined Southern League Division One Central leaders Bedford Town until the end of the season.

The former Cambridge United and St Neots Town youngster, who can play in the centre of the defence or at left-back, has already experienced a loan spell at Hayes & Yeading United this season.

Fellow Academy player Roraigh Browne will remain on loan at Walthamstow until the end of April.

The 18-year-old keeper joined the Isthmian League North Division side in February, initially on a month-long deal, but has now extended his stay after helping the club win four of the five games in which he’s featured.

Meanwhile, Watford Under-17s will play their Professional Development League Cup final at Fleetwood Town on Tuesday, April 16, with a 7pm kick-off.

The tie will take place at Fleetwood’s Highbury Stadium after they were drawn as hosts.

The young Hornets reached the final after beating Burnley 2-0 last month, with their opponents overcoming Crewe Alexandra by the same scoreline.