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Lindsay Herron

Watch Ryan Porteous score on Watford debut as former Hibs star makes quality claim

Ryan Porteous enjoyed a bitter-sweet debut for Watford as he highlighted the standard of the EFL Championship.

The former Easter Road favourite made the deadline switch and it could hardly have gone any better as he headed the Hornets into a two-goal lead against Reading. But Watford let their advantage slip as Paul Ince's side came back to secure a draw.

It was a great moment as Porteous made the perfect connection on Matheus Martins' corner and was able to celebrate right in front of the Watford supporters.

And while it didn't turn into the perfect day, a first taste of English football was very telling for Porteous who said: "I think the tempo is pretty similar to Scotland. I think the quality is a lot better.

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"I enjoyed it. It's end-to-end stuff. As I said, it's pretty similar to what I've been used to so hopefully I can gel in quite nice.

"It's disappointing to throw away a 2-0 lead especially with the way the first half went. I think we controlled the majority of it and I don't think we actually played our best.

"So the message from the manager at half-time was well done for being up bit don't accept that, go out and get more.

"We started the second half but you can't concede two goals and especially in that manner."


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