Watford head coach Vladimir Ivic was pleased to see his side walk away with a clean sheet following a tough battle with Sheffield Wednesday.

While the Hornets struggled to create in attack, the head coach felt his defenders worked hard at Hillsborough and said that it was important that they at least took a point from the fixture.

However, he hopes that it is not a habbit they get too used to and wants to see his team attack with greater conviction in the future.

"It's very important for a team that they have a clean sheet," said Ivic. "That means that they worked hard because to win the game, you need to score but don't concede a goal. Our target is to win the game and we came here to play for three points and for the victory, not to take one point. But sometimes if you cannot win, it's important you don't lose the game.

"Sometimes you have some days, some games where you don't start good and you finish good, sometimes it's different, you start good, but don't finish in a good way. This is something normal, especially in the beginning of the Championship but our target is to play 90/95 minutes in the same rhythm if it's possible and to play attacking football."

Wednesday had looked the stronger of the two teams in the first-half, but Watford looked solid after the restart and prevented the hosts from creating any real opportunities.

Ivic said he simply asked his team to start playing during the half-time break.

"They need to start to play because we didn't play in the first-half," he said. "We didn't do these things that we practise. In the second half, from the beginning, they were much more concentrated and their off the ball position, they started to create the space for others and this is something that I'm asking from them day-by-day and what we work on during practise."

One positive from the match was a debut appearance for highly-rated Manchester United midfielder James Garner. Ivic hopes he can inject some pace and quality into his midfield.

"I hope he will improve our game because he's a quality midfield player who knows how to play, how to manage the game and I expect from him that he will improve our passing during the game and our attacking football," said Ivic.

"He's a guy who knows how important it is to play fast, to move the ball quickly and this is something that we want, to play fast until the final third and then it depends on the player, the activity of them.

"Our target is to move the ball fast, to be active, to be active without the ball and to create the chances. I'm sure he will support us and he will help us in this game."