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GT Matchday: Tickets On Sale Now

Tickets for The Graham Taylor Matchday - which will see Watford host Italian Serie A side Sampdoria at Vicarage Road - are now on general sale.

The Hornets' final pre-season fixture ahead of the 2018/19 campaign will be played on Saturday August 4 at 3pm.

Tickets are available online at and are priced as follows:

Adult £12
65 & Over £9
Full-Time Student £6
18 & Under £3

Sales will begin in the Sir Elton John Stand, with further stands opening depending on sales.

Visiting Sampdoria fans will be accommodated in the usual east side of the Vicarage Road Stand.

A statue of Graham Taylor OBE will be unveiled before the game, with the exact time and location of the ceremony to be announced shortly.

First Team 1 week ago

My Footballing Hero: Will Hughes

With England flying high at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, delved through the archives to find out which English midfield man Will Hughes grew up idolising.

“Growing up my hero was always Steven Gerrard,” Hughes told the club's matchday programme. “From a young age I remember watching him at Liverpool.

“On and off-the-pitch he was a big character and he was one of those rare players that had everything.”

Hughes said: “The way he carried himself and others made him an inspirational leader and he always wanted to win. He had everything.

“I never got to play against him unfortunately. We did come up against Liverpool in the cup at Derby, but he’d already retired.”

England face Croatia in the semi-finals on Wednesday July 11 at 7pm.