Watford's only aim at the moment is to play positively in order to try and achieve as much as possible, according to Javi Gracia.

The head coach said that if he could guarantee a top six league place he would, but that he is just happy watching his team perform to the best of their ability.

He said: "If in this moment, you could say to me we are going to be sixth, I would sign.

"In this moment we try to do our best and try to get the best achievement possible, after we’ll see what happens. If you say to me we finish sixth, it’s even better."

One player who could be key to Watford earning a good league finish is Abdoulaye Doucoure, whose future has been the subject of much specualtion.

However, Gracia said he does not want to dwell on the possibility of not having players and instead is keen to focus on the ones he has, including Tom Cleverley, who he praised after last week's winning goal.

He said:"I don’t want to complain about the players I don’t have, I prefer to value the players I do have and try to be positive.

"Tom is a different player with different qualities. He can play with two, he can play with three and in all of these positions he can play well.

"In the last game he was important, he gave us strength in the middle, he gave us possession and he scored a great goal because he has the quality to do it.

"He’s a mix in between Capoue and Doucoure, we try to take the good things from all of them."