King's guiding hand
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Watford striker Marlon King is happy to continue guiding his younger team-mates.
Watford striker Marlon King is happy to continue guiding his younger team-mates in The Premiership.
The 26-year-old has helped some of the talented youngsters at Vicarage Road by trying to keep them on the right path with their careers, having been through some difficult times himself.
The former Barnet trainee spent five months in jail in 2002 for being in possession of stolen goods when he was a Gillingham player before making an unsuccessful move to Nottingham Forest.
He revitalised his career last term with Adrian Boothroyd's Hornets, having initially come in on loan before making his move permanent in January.
King's goals guided Watford to an unlikely Premiership return through the Championship play-offs last term and the marksman is pleased to continue his key role with Watford.
"Aidy spoke to me about helping the young players at the club last season and I will continue to do that," King told the Daily Express.
"Ashley Young is a very good player, who needs to keep improving and working hard, and Anthony McNamee has the world at his feet with the amount of ability he's got - it's frightening.
"I'm always talking to those lads, telling them when you can turn it on and off.
"Now you're in The Premiership, you have to perform consistently."