Lloyd Doyley ( born 1st December 1982)
is a professional footballer, currently playing for Watford FC. He
is now the second-longest-serving player for the Hornets
Doyley made his debut at home to Birmingham
in a 3-3 draw early on in the 2001-02 season under Gianluca Vialli. He is another graduate from the Watford FC Academy, who now can boast other regular
current first-team players such as Ashley Young, Anthony McNamee and Al Bangura.
Doyley is a solid right-back who can also play in the middle of defence. Whilst he
is a committed defender his play with the ball leaves something to be desired, and in nearly 150 appearances for Watford has
failed to score, recently 'earning' him a song describing this fact. He flitted in and out of the first team in the following
seasons, never drifting out of contention.
In the 2004-05 season, despite the signing
of James Chambers from West Brom,
Lloyd started to become more of a first-team regular, playing a big role in the Carling Cup run
that took Watford to the semi-finals & Anfield, where they lost to Liverpool
each leg. Under new managerAidy Boothroyd,
Doyley has flourished, and aside from on-loan goalkeeper Ben Foster, has been
the player with most appearances in the 2005-06 campaign, and was a crucial
part in Watford coming 3rd and entering the play-offs.
Doyley's hard work during the past season has seen him become the fifth player to
be rewarded with a contract extension, taking him through to 2008 as a Watford player.