Dan Phillips and Jayden Bennetts have both been handed professional contracts at Watford, the club has announced.

The second-year academy scholars were offered the pro deals after impressing during their time in the Hornets' youth set-up.

Phillips, an 18-year-old central midfielder, was named 2018/19 academy Player of the Season and has been rewarded with a two-year deal.

Additionally, Bennetts, 17, has been offered a one-year contract. 

Other second-year scholars, Emmanuel Adebiyi, James Hoskins, Harry Hudson, Reece Miller and Harvey White have all had their option for a third year taken up by the club, while under-23 goalkeeper Adam Parkes has been handed a new one-year professional deal.

The club has also agreed to honour the additional one-year option on Harry Forster's contract, after he first agreed professional terms last summer.

Meanwhile, young professionals Ashley Charles, Andrew Eleftheriou, Sam Howes, Tom Leighton and Joy Mukena will leave the club, along with scholars Michael Mullings, Kai Sanders, Sam Sesay, Ryan Suckling and Ben Tricker.

The club state on their website that: "Watford FC has placed on record its thanks to all departing players and wishes them the best of luck for the future."