Watford have re-signed former Reading goalkeeper Jonathan Bond after a successful spell stateside.

Bond, now 31, graduated from the Watford Academy and made over 30 appearances before opting to join Reading in 2015.

Despite being registered as a Royal for three years, he only played 14 times under Nigel Adkins and failed to earn an appearance beyond his debut campaign.

He was unable to dislodge Ali Al-Habsi from the number one spot, with the Oman legend earning back-to-back Player of the Season awards.

Loaned out to Gillingham and Peterborough United, the former England Under-21 international made seven cup appearances for West Brom in another frustrating three-year period.

Moving to Los Angeles with LA Galaxy, Bond impressed and made nearly 100 appearances before opting to move on this year.

Signing a one-year contract, with the option of a second season, Bond will be back in the Championship after a four-year absence.

“It is very nostalgic to come back here and see some familiar faces; making the drive back into the training ground was a nice moment," Bond told the club website.

“I’m really happy to be back, my family is really happy to see me come back to the club, and I’m just really looking forward to getting started now."