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his full de­but,” he added.“We didn’t risk a lot dur­ing the whole game and when we went up 2-0 we con­trolled the game very well.

“We had Ma­son with us dur­ing pre-sea­son.

“For young play­ers it’s very im­por­tant for them to be with the first team, to help them grow.

“If we can con­tinue to do that then we wouldn’t need to look abroad to buy play­ers.” I’m very happy for this.

“My play­ers played very well.”

The Ital­ian former Napoli boss was par­tic­u­larly im­pressed with the per­for­mance of teenager Ma­son who set up the first goal on his full Wat­ford de­but and reaf­firmed his in­ten­tion to put his faith in the young play­ers com­ing through the ranks at Vicarage Road.

“Ma­son played ex­cel­lent on Akins, so we go from hav­ing a good goalscor­ing sit­u­a­tion our­selves to con­ced­ing ten sec­onds later.”

Wat­ford boss Wal­ter Maz­zarri was re­lieved to re­vert back to winning ways af­ter a run of five games with­out a win which has seen them slip into the bot­tom half of the Premier League.

“It was very im­por­tant (the re­sult),” Maz­zarri said.

“We had a very good per­for­mance.

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SET-UP: Bran­don Ma­son cel­e­brates ALL OVER: Jerome Sin­clair scores Wat­ford’s sec­ond goal to seal vic­tory

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