Boothroyd In A Hurry

Last updated : 02 January 2007 By Gary Holmes

Watford's dynamic boss, Aidy Boothroyd wasted little time in strengthening his squad by announcing he has concluded a deal to bring talented youngster, Moses Ashikodi to Vicarage Road.

The 19-year-old has spent the last 12 months at Scottish Premier League giants, Glasgow Rangers but failed to break into Paul Le Guen's struggling side.

A prestigiously talented schoolboy, Ashikodi made his professional debut aged just 15-years-old for Millwall against Brighton in 2003.

A reported training ground dust-up with Mark McGammon hastened his departure from the New Den, and after a short spell at West Ham United he moved Scotland.

Ashikodi, who has represented England at every age level from 15 upwards, joins Watford on a two and a half year deal, and is expected to be included in the squad to face Coca-Cola League Two outfit, Stockport in the FA Cup Third Round this weekend.

“He's a talented player who has perhaps not been given a chance at Rangers,” added Boothroyd,

“He was something of a child star who has seen his career stall so I'm looking forward to working with him.”

Moses Ashikodi (Watford) Information
Date of birth
27 June 1987
Place of birth
Lagos, Nigeria
Squad No.

Recent Career History By Club (1999 onwards)
DebutApps (+ sub)GoalsYellowsReds
23/04/20060 (1)000
20/08/20050 (4)021
22/02/20030 (5)010
Recent Career History By Season (1999 onwards)
First App.Apps (+ sub)GoalsYellowsReds
20/08/20050 (5)021
22/02/20030 (5)010
Appearances 0 (+ 10 as sub); Goals 0; Yellow cards 3; Red cards 1