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MATEJ VYDRA
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UPDATED 03:24 13th August 2013

ALBION signed Udinese striker Matej Vydra on a season-long loan on August 13.

He shot to prominence on these shores last season during a year-long loan spell at Watford, where his 22 goals helped the Hornets reach the play-off final.

His impressive form saw him named the Championship Player of the Year and Watford’s Players’ Player of the Season, as well as figure in the PFA Championship Team of the Year.

Vydra scored his first international goals with a brace in a 3-0 win over Armenia in March’s World Cup qualifier.

After a playing at youth level for hometown club FC Chotebor, Vydra moved to Vysocina Jihlava where he started his senior career.

He joined fellow Czech outfit Banik Ostrava in January 2010 as a 17 year old, scoring four goals in 14 games in a six-month spell before moving to Italian Serie A side Udinese.

In August 2011, a loan move to Club Brugge was cut short by injury but the following summer he sealed a switch to Vicarage Road – and hasn’t looked back since.

On the international scene, Vydra has played at every level from Under-16s and before joining the Baggies had seven senior caps, having scored twice.

In total, Vydra has made 58 career league appearances, including 20 as a substitute, scoring 24 goals.


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