Highly-rated centre back Tommie Hoban has followed his friend Sean Murray by signing a new five-year deal with Watford.

Hoban is a Republic of Ireland Under-19 international and made his solitary first team appearance away to Preston North End on the final day of the 2010/11 season, whilst still a first-year scholar.

The 18-year-old spent the second half of last season on loan at non-league Wealdstone.