Mensah will be hoping to replicate Assombalonga's form after joining Braintree (From This Is Local London)
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Watford striker Bernard Mensah will be hoping to replicate Britt Assombalonga's form after joining Braintree Town
Young Watford striker Bernard Mensah has joined Conference side Braintree Town on loan until February 16.
Mensah is a first-year professional who made his first team debut as a second-half substitute against Bolton Wanderers in November.
The 19-year-old can play as a striker or as a wide forward and scored 15 goals in 17 appearances for the Under-18s last season.
And he will be hoping he can follow in the footsteps of his good friend Britt Assombalonga, who scored five goals in five games during a month-long stay at Braintree in early 2012.
Mensah first signed a three-year professional deal with Watford in July 2011 at the start of his scholarship, with Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur reportedly interested.
He then signed a second pro contract, which will expire in 2016, a year ago this month.
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