Watford manager Sean Dyche has been impressed by Alex Kacaniklic’s immediate impact since arriving on loan from Fulham, describing the Swedish winger as an ‘exciting prospect’.

The 20 year-old played a key part in the Hornets’ win over Millwall on his senior professional debut, supplying the cross from which Troy Deeney opened the scoring and then seeing his shot parried by the goalkeeper – allowing Joe Garner to follow-up and add a second from the rebound. Kacaniklic then played 70 minutes of Watford’s 2-1 win over Barnsley last Wednesday, which was their first home victory of the season.

Dyche has been impressed with the former Liverpool midfielder – having taken the advice of Ray Lewington and Billy McKinlay before signing him:

They both think highly of him. He is an exciting prospect who needs first-team football and we will help him do that.

He has talent and pace and in the games I have seen him play, he can also finish as well. He is young and still learning but capable of progressing here.

Lewington also gave Kacaniklic, who was named in the Championship team of the week after his fine start to his loan spell, a positive review of the club he used to manage.

Ray told me what I should expect there so I’ll be ready for that.