Watford need to discover their own potential in order to achieve something different this season, according to head coach Javi Gracia.

Speaking ahead of the game against Leicester this weekend, the Hornets' boss said the team does not know exactly what it is capable of achieving, but that if the players work hard, they could still produce something special.

He said: "We don’t really know what is our potential, it’s something we have to create, something we have to do day by day.

"If we are demanding, if we try to improve, maybe we can achieve something as I said many times this season, something special, something different."

One thing Gracia does know is that Jose Holebas will be available for the game after serving his suspension, but uncertainty remains around the availability of Kiko Femenia after the full back returned to training this week before missing out on subsequent training sessions after suffering from illness. 

Gracia said: "Kiko is training with the team, but not today because he was sick.

"We will see his evolution tomorrow and we will see if he is available for the next game. In this moment he’s sick and is the only player who is not training with the team."

The appointment of Leicester City's new manager Brendan Rodgers adds extra spice to this Sunday's fixture, with the former Hornets manager not expected to receive a warm welcome from the home supporters. 

However, Gracia is fairly confident he knows how Rodgers will set up his first Foxes side and does not expect him to ring too many changes to the starting lineup just yet.

He said: "We don’t know what they can do because there’s a new manager and maybe they will choose other players, other shapes, but we know the players they have and I don’t think they’ll change much the players or the way they are playing.

"I know he’s been in this club before a long time ago and after I know all the titles he won at Celtic, but I know this season I have seen Celtic many times and I know more or less the way they can play."