Watford midfielder Tom Dele-Bashiru says he is improving “day by day” and wants to be back in action "as quickly as possible" after suffering a knee injury.

The 21-year-old ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in the first half of against Reading at the Madejski Stadium earlier this year.

The Nigeria Under-23 international had surgery in London to repair the ligament and says his rehabilitation is well underway.

“I'm okay,” he told the club’s website. “I'm improving day by day. There is not much I can do, just rest and ice it religiously.

“It was a big disappointment for me as I started the game pretty well and was growing into the game, but I got my head around it quite quickly and the focus is now on recovering and getting back as quickly as possible.

“I'm not thinking now about how it happened and how I could have avoided it. I'm keen to keep my mind clear and get back.”

Dele-Bashiru added the team have been “great and supportive” since suffering the injury.

He said: “I know they will be here for me. Some of the lads have said how you can't do much to change what happened. You've just got to work as hard as you can and be better than you were before.

“The surgery went really well, the surgeon was really happy and now I have a clear picture of what I'm doing. It will be a massive boost to be back around the training ground on a full-time basis and start to strengthen both legs. I'm looking forward to being back around the lads.”