Ex-Kilmarnock goalkeeper Daniel Bachmann has committed his long-term future to Watford.
The Austrian hasn’t had much of a chance at Vicarage Road this term although he finally made his debut in the FA Cup against Tranmere back in January. He’ll remain with Watford until 2024.
Speaking to the Watford Observer, Bachmann confirmed this news as he insisted he is ready to be deployed for the Hornets right now should they need him.
“I’ve signed a long term contract, that’s all sorted,” said Bachmann. “We’ve been talking about it for quite a while to be honest and I’ve said before I’m happy here.
“Obviously I’ve not had the best of luck with game time, but as a goalkeeper you have to be patient and I feel like it’s the right club for me to develop and to become a good Premier League goalkeeper.
“There’s 11 games left, so the focus is still on this season, you never know what happens. I’m ready to play.”
Killie spell allows breakthrough
Whilst not involved on the pitch every week at Watford, a spell at Kilmarnock has helped Bachmann break into first-team plans. The Austrian made 28 appearances whilst at Rugby Park last season.
Just two have been made this term though as Bachmann currently sits behind Ben Foster and Heurelho Gomes in the Hornets pecking order. His side currently occupy 19th in the Premier League table.
Bachmann’s deal was supposed to run out this summer so to be handed a lengthy extension will no doubt be a boost. Kilmarnock fans will also be pleased for him after the stopper’s contribution’s to the club’s third place finish last season.
His career is one the Killie faithful will continue to follow with vested interest.