"Ben has been absolutely fantastic. We get a monthly report from Aidy Boothroyd giving us details about how he is playing, how he trains, how he is developing.
"It is first-class professionalism from Aidy to do that. Ben has obviously done well. He's got a great future in the game and I think he will be England's next goalkeeper.
"He's had a couple of seasons at Watford, but he'll definitely be coming back to us next year. We've got great experience in Edwin Van der Sar who has just signed with us for another year and with Ben and Tomasz Kuszczak here as well, we have really invested wisely in the goalkeeping situation."