Uruguayan defender, Miguel Britos has spoken of his delight at returning to first team action for Watford, following the FA Cup win over Woking.

The 33-year-old had not played for the Hornets since March 2018, when he was part of a defence that conceded five times against a dominant Liverpool side. 

He returned with aplomb at the weekend to help keep a clean sheet in a 2-0 victory that sees Watford travel to either Blackburn or Newcastle next, as they look to mount a cup run.

After the game he spoke to the Hornets' website about how good it felt to be back playing.

He said: "Fortunately I played 90 minutes.

"For a long time I didn’t play, so I’m happy for the result because we won and also for the clean sheet.

"I’m happy to be back and to get some minutes in my legs."

Sunday's fixture may have taken place against opposition from the sixth tier of the football pyramid, but Britos knew he still had to be ready for a tough test.

He said: "We played them I think two years ago in pre-season and we knew it could be a tough game.

"We played well and were solid and we had to try our best because the pitch wasn’t the best to play on the floor, but in a different way we could score and get the result."

Playing alongside Britos in the game was 19-year-old Ben Wilmot, whose performance suggested that he may have more to offer the Hornets in the future.

The Uruguayan praised his defensive partner and believes the experience will be important for his development.

He said: "It was a nice experience, he’s very young. He did very well and has a big future ahead.

"I’m happy for him and he will have some chances soon."

The FA Cup is a competition that Britos has a special regard for, after getting all the way to the semi final with Watford in the 2015/16 season.

He hopes the Hornets can put together another cup run this season.

He said: "I remember that season with Quique Sanchez Flores, we got to the semi-final against Crystal Palace at Wembley.

"It's a big stadium, it’s very very nice to play there and a good experience for everyone.

"Our prerogative is to go through as far as we can."