Watford remember Graham Taylor with wall of raised scarves

Watford fans have paid tribute to the club's greatest manager, Graham Taylor, with an impressive display before their home game against Southampton. 

Taylor led the Hornets from the Fourth Division to second in the top flight during a ten-year spell as manager between 1977 and 1987, as well as back to back promotions to the Premier League in a second period as boss between 1996 and 2001. 

Before Saturday's game at Vicarage Road, played one year and one day after his passing on January 12, 2017, Watford remembered Taylor, who later went on to manage England.

Watford fans have paid tribute to former manager Graham Taylor with an impressive display

Watford fans have paid tribute to former manager Graham Taylor with an impressive display

Supporters held up their scarves as the players walked out onto the field on Saturday

Supporters held up their scarves as the players walked out onto the field on Saturday

The sight was reminiscent of the 'Yellow Wall' popularised by fans of Borussia Dortmund

The sight was reminiscent of the 'Yellow Wall' popularised by fans of Borussia Dortmund

The supporters held up their scarves as the players walked out onto the field, reminiscent of the 'Yellow Wall' popularised by fans of Borussia Dortmund.

Photos of Taylor were broadcast on the big screens at Vicarage Road, while fans of both teams applauded the display.

Such is the high regard Taylor is held at Watford, that many fans were holding up their scarves in a stand named after him at the stadium.

Taylor led the Hornets from the Division Four to second in the top flight between 1977 and 1987

Taylor led the Hornets from the Division Four to second in the top flight between 1977 and 1987

On Friday, the one-year anniversary of Taylor's death, current Watford boss Marco Silva paid his own tribute to his predecessor, in his pre-match press conference.

Silva said: 'It's a really important day for the club, for us, for the fans and for his family as well.

'What he achieved at this club was amazing. He built the club with Sir Elton John and he is really important for us as a club.

'Each club I'm working at I like to understand the story of the club, what happened in the past and to respect the story and respect important persons in the club's history.'

Taylor also earned back to back promotions to the Premier League in a second period as boss

Taylor also earned back to back promotions to the Premier League in a second period as boss