Watford hand Dale Bennett new contract

Dale Bennett
Bennett signed his first professional deal in 2008

Watford defender Dale Bennett has signed a new two-year deal, keeping him at Vicarage Road until 2013.

The 21-year-old academy product has featured 12 times this season, acting as cover across the back line.

Meanwhile youngster Chez Isaac has agreed his first professional contract by signing a six-month deal.

The 18-year-old midfielder has yet to make a first-team start for the Hornets, but was on the bench for games against Millwall and Swansea in March.

On committing to the Hornets Bennett, who has made a total of 23 Watford appearances, told the club website: "I've been in and around the squad for a while now and I hope people feel I can do a job when needed.

"It feels like I've been rewarded and I'm looking forward to next season and hopefully many more."

And Isaac, who has been with the club since he was 13, added: "I know I've got a long, long way to go and only a short space of time to achieve it.

"I need to rise to the challenge and hope I get a chance to show what I'm capable of."