Doyley close to new deal

Academy graduate hoping to extend Hornets stay

Doyley: Set to extend Watford stay

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Lloyd Doyley has revealed that discussions are taking place over a new contract with Watford.

The defender has been at the club all his life since making his debut in a 3-3 draw with Birmingham in 2001 and is now looking to extend that stay even further.

"I've been offered a contract and there are a few little things to sort out, but hopefully I can sign it soon as I want to stay at here at Watford," the defender told the club's official website.

Doyley, 26, has been encouraged by the direction the Hornets have been heading in since Brendan Rodgers took over the reigns.

"As a team, our season has gone okay; we'd like to have won more games and be higher up the table, but we finished it better then we started."

He also revealed that Rodgers is helping him improve his own game, which has helped make his contract decision much easier.

"Brendan wants us to pass the ball more and me playing on the left has given me more options and a chance to improve my left foot.

"It's good. He's helping me to improve."