Ryan Porteous is due to start pre-season training at Watford early next month following Scotland’s exit from Euro 2024 while Imran Louza has also yet to return to London Colney.

After some first team-players joined several Academy youngsters in returning early to the training ground last week, the remainder of the senior squad who were due to report back from their summer breaks did so on Monday.

Yaser Asprilla and Ismael Kone are currently at the Copa America with Colombia and Canada respectively, while Giorgi Chakvetadze is part of the Georgia squad in action at the Euro 2024 finals.

Hornets boss Tom Cleverley getting his message acrossHornets boss Tom Cleverley getting his message across (Image: Alan Cozzi/Watford FC)

Porteous’ hopes of being involved in the knockout stages ended with Scotland’s 1-0 injury-time defeat to Hungary on Sunday, a game the Hornets centre half missed as a result of the extended ban he received in the 5-1 defeat to Germany in the opening group game.

He is now having a break before returning to London Colney while Louza, who spent the second half of last season on loan at French Ligue 1 side Lorient, shared pictures on Instagram on Monday evening that suggested he was still enjoying his holidays.

Asked about his absence, Watford said the 25-year-old had been given extra time off due to the French league finishing later than Championship.

Louza made the final appearance of his loan spell as a second-half substitute in a 5-0 victory over Clermont on May 19 – a result that was not enough to save them from relegation – two weeks after Watford’s season ended.

However, the midfielder’s future remains uncertain following his move away from Vicarage Road in January, having made just two league appearances for the Hornets since the end of October.

The Moroccan international featured in 15 games during his time at the Brittany-based club, scoring once.