Having failed to create an impact at Watford, the Premier League side have allowed Obbi Oulare to spend time away from the club by sanctioning his loan moves.

Last season, he was sent out on a temporary spell to Antwerp and the striker suffered an injury earlier in March, for which he went under the knife.

On his return to Vicarage Road, Javi Gracia sanctioned another loan move, this time to Standard Liège. Since joining the Jupiler Pro League club, the Belgian has failed to make a single appearance so far due to the injury.

After 216 days, he returned to the pitch, representing Standard Reserves and took just a few minutes to get his name on the scoresheet against Mouscron Reserves on Tuesday.

The Watford player expressed his delight on getting minutes under his belt and also provided an update on his fitness.

“I played again after seven months. I am very happy with my first minutes and for me to immediately score, makes it even better,” Oulare was quoted as saying by Belgian newspaper Het Belang van Limburg.

“I have worked well with the physical trainer and have been training with the group for about four to five months. Completely pain free, I don’t even have to skip any training.” 

Asked about his return to the first team, the 22-year-old said: “I have no idea when that will be exactly. I still hope it’s before the winter break. We will not rush anything, but this tastes like more. You may have noticed that I was hungry. I wanted to show that I had the desire to play again.”