Watford have completed the signings of defender Tom Aldred and goalkeeper Rene Gilmartin.
Former Carlisle defender Aldred, 20, has signed a two-year contract with the Hornets, with the option of a third year, and arrives after his deal with the Cumbrians expired.
The promising Scottish centre-half links up with compatriot Malky Mackay at Vicarage Road, after talks which were revealed by skysports.com.
Aldred was a former youth team captain at Brunton Park and has been called up by the Scotland Under-19s in the past.
He will link up immediately with the squad for pre-season training and the club have made a compensation offer to Carlisle for the player.
Meanwhile, Watford have also snapped up Walsall keeper Gilmartin for an undisclosed fee.
The 23-year-old Irish shot-stopper made 23 appearances for the Saddlers last season and will provide competition for No.1 Scott Loach.
Gilmartin's deal with Walsall expired this summer and the two clubs agreed a compensation package allowing the former Republic of Ireland Under-21 international to pen a two-year deal, with the option of a third year.
Watford will be looking for a successful campaign in the Championship next term having finished last season in 16th.