Mackay confirms Severin swoop

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Watford boss Malky Mackay has made Scott Severin his first signing since taking over from Brendan Rodgers.

Aberdeen captain makes Hornets switch

Watford boss Malky Mackay has made Scott Severin his first signing since taking over from Brendan Rodgers at Vicarage Road. The Scot has wasted no time in wrapping up the free signing from Aberdeen as the club reorganise following Rodgers' appointment at Reading. Severin, 30, brings a wealth of experience to the Hornets having spent five years at Pittodrie, captaining them for the previous two. The midfielder, who can also play in defence, has 14 Scotland caps to his name and Mackay is delighted to have his compatriot on board at the Championship outfit.. "I have kept an eye on Scottish football and Scott's progress," Mackay told the club's official website. "He's had five terrific years at Aberdeen and is very well respected. "Scott was Aberdeen's captain and that speaks volumes for his character and leadership qualities. The former Hearts man has penned a two-year deal which will begin on 1st July after his current contract with Aberdeen expires.

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