Watford have announced they will retain the registration of striker Troy Deeney following his release from prison.

The 24-year-old was sentenced to 10 months imprisonment for affray back in June, but was released earlier this week. eeney issued an apology to the club during his time in prison and the club have now confirmed he is free to rejoin them.

"The Hornets welcomed the striker's recent independent apology - however it was genuine remorse shown in a face-to-face environment, coupled with a serious commitment to rehabilitation on all levels, which was just as key to his retention," a club statement read.

"This decision has been taken after extensive discussions between senior club officials, Deeney himself and his representatives.

"The club believes it can play a key role in facilitating Deeney's rehabilitation into a professional working environment, and will be closely monitoring all aspects of the forward's activities connected with Watford FC."