Watford have launched a new community initiative to help connect elderly or house-bound supporters with other fans who may be able to provide them with assistance, as the coronavirus outbreak threatens to make life difficult for vulnerable members of society.

The Hornets at Home campaign is hoping to offer the help of the club's supporters to those who need it during this trying period.

Drawing from information held on record, the club will be reaching out to elderly supporters and offering to put them in touch with other fans, who they are urging to come forward to offer assistance.

In a statement released on the club website, they have asked anyone who might be able to offer help at this time of need to get in touch and support the initiative.

It reads: "We’re making a general appeal to Watford fans who’re in a position to help others to show our famed community ethos – embedded into the club by the late, great Graham Taylor OBE and Sir Elton John – and come forward with their offer to volunteer; whether that be chats on the phone, picking up shopping or some general maintenance tasks.

"Those willing to help fellow Hornets should email ticket.office@watfordfc.com. When writing, please include your full name, mobile phone number and postcode (Fan ID number if known would be great, too).

"Watford FC staff will then give all would-be volunteers a ring to help establish the type of things they can help with and the likely timings that help might be available, matching locations of those offering helping hands with those needing extra assistance."