Troost-Ekong relishes first Watford goal

William Troost-Ekong has expressed his delight after scoring his first goal for Watford in their 3-2 victory over Coventry City in Saturday’s Championship game.

The 27-year-old teamed up with the Hornets in the summer from Italian club Udinese and was afforded his fifth appearance at Vicarage Road.

The Nigeria international shone in the encounter, scoring to help Vladimir Ivic’s men secure their sixth win of the season.

The centre-back powered in a header past goalkeeper Marko Marosi from James Garner’s well-taken corner.

“James Garner put a fantastic ball in and made it easy, I just had to run on to it,” Troost-Ekong told the club website.

“It was an important moment and set-pieces are so important in this league, you see how they can change games. It’s been going against us so far this season so to score from a set-piece is massive.

“I’m happy I managed to contribute like that today and hopefully we can get some more during the season.”

The Hornets have now registered 14 goals in the division so far and conceded nine, winning their last two games.

The Super Eagles defender is happy with his side’s performances in front of goal but wants them to improve on their defence.

“The goals for are really important. We have to do a bit better, we’ve been conceding too many in the last few games but there’s so much we can still improve and I think this team has so much potential.”

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