The supporters were allowed in Vicarage Road to support their own for the first time in 221 days

William Troost-Ekong was elated having fans cheering them on as Watford hosted West Bromwich Albion in a pre-season friendly on Saturday.

The supporters were allowed into Vicarage Road to watch as the Hornets faced the Baggies, a match that ended goalless.

However, that did not take away the joy from the Nigeria international, who enjoyed the cheers in the stadium for the first time in 221 days.

“It was really nice; I think all of us really enjoyed the game [on Saturday],” Troost-Ekong told the club’s official portal.

“It was important just to get the minutes in but playing in front of the fans is something we’ve been waiting to do for a long time.

“It is a bit of a shame we could not give them a goal. I think we were quite close a few times, I would have loved to hear the roar and cheers again.

“When we came out and when they named us on the team sheet, it is nice to hear all the fans here and we are going to need that support this year.