He’s waited since 2017 for his chance- but former Kilmarnock man Daniel Bachmann has finally made his senior debut for Watford.

The Austrian was brilliant for Killie last season, featuring as their number one goalkeeper for most of the season as they finished third. He returned from his loan spell during the summer as his Watford quest continued.

Bachmann in Kilmarnock colours. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

It’s been a frustrating season so far for him but he finally made his Hornets bow in FA Cup action.

Six-goal thriller

Having not featured in a matchday squad since an October Carabao Cup clash with Everton, it was good to see Bachmann make his Watford debut. He’s a good athletic keeper but needs minutes to prove himself as a Watford stopper.

His debut seemed to be going smoothly against League One Tranmere Rovers. Watford were cruising at 3-0 but the game soon flipped in dramatic fashion.

The magic of the cup. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Tranmere pulled one back after Connor Jennings’ disallowed offside goal was overturned by VAR. Defender Manny Monthe scored another before Paul Mullin scored a penalty after VAR determined Mason Barrett had fouled Corey Blackett-Taylor.

Whilst his debut didn’t have a dream ending, Bachmann will no doubt be happy to finally have a senior appearance registered at Vicarage Road.

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