Fulham striker John loaned out to Watford

January 25, 2008

Watford have signed Fulham striker Collins John on loan until the end of the season.

The 22-year-old Dutchman, who has been on loan at Leicester, was due to join the Hornets last January but turned the move down.

'It's been a year since I almost joined Watford and a lot has happened since then,' he told the club's website.

'I know I have to win the fans over, I'm just thankful I've been given the opportunity to come here again and that everyone still wanted me.

'I'm looking forward to doing what I do, scoring goals.

'That's what I want personally, but of course for the team automatic promotion is vital. Then when we go up, it's all about staying up this time.'

John makes the move to Vicarage Road despite fellow striker Marlon King's proposed switch in the other direction having stalled.