Ex-Kilmarnock goalkeeper Daniel Bachmann made his English Premier League ‘dream become reality’ on Saturday with his bow in the division at Watford.

The Austrian capped off an excellent summer by featuring in a 3-2 victory over Aston Villa on Saturday, his first appearance in England’s top-flight. He has been with Watford since 2017. Bachmann was Austria’s number one at Euro 2020 this summer and will hold the same position at Watford this term.

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Bachmann is Watford’s number one. (Photo by Tony Marshall/Getty Images)

Steve Clarke brought Bachmann to Kilmarnock on loan for the 2018/19 season as the Rugby Park club – now in the Scottish Championship – finished third in the Premiership. Bachmann was close to returning to Kilmarnock on loan from Watford last season but the move fell through. He has enjoyed tremendous success since that twist of fate.

He said: “I’ve been working for this my whole life. 10 years after leaving home to play in England my dream finally became reality and I made my Premier League debut. A day I’ll never forget.

“What a way to start the season and what a feeling to have you all back in the stadium.”

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