Watford CEO and chairman Scott Duxbury has told fans that there will be more movement to come in the transfer window as he works to finalise a squad to try and take the club to the Premier League.

In a statement published to the club website, Duxbury announced player trading was likely to go on until the window closes in mid-October and also said he would let supporters know when they would be able to come back to Vicarage Road, with games still due to be played behind closed doors because of the coronavirus outbreak.

“Football won’t feel right again until we have all of our supporters back inside The Vic,” he said.

“We’ll share news of supporters being able to return as soon as we have anything confirmed.

“The understandably distorted timescales all clubs have been accommodating means that we’ll be working into the middle of October before all of our player trading is finalised. It’s not a surprise position for us, and every club is affected in the same way.

“In the meantime, it’s our responsibility to start the season with a fresh and vibrant approach right across the club.”

Duxbury went on to praise new head coach Vladimir Ivic and said that he believes the Serbian's style of play will bring the success that is needed.

“We’re delighted with the work of our new Head Coach in establishing the values and culture that will be key to the team’s success as this season plays out," he said.

“There is a very positive and fresh feel to the training ground environment right now, meaning it’s much easier to identify and eliminate any smaller issues as they arise.”

The statement finished by thanking supporters for tuning in to watch Watford beat Spurs on Saturday and said those continuing to support the club were generating "much positive sentiment".

“We were delighted so many of our supporters saw fit to support us in a virtual sense," he said.

“Along with nearly 12,000 to have paid a deposit ready to buy a new Season Ticket, much positive sentiment has been generated as we head towards Friday’s big kick-off.”