Watford full-back Adam Masina felt there were some positives to take from their match at Swansea on Saturday, despite the Hornets losing 2-1.

The defender, who is still working his way back to full fitness, felt the performance was one of the best on the road this season, with Watford struggling to impress away from home, winning just twice.

“We are disappointed of course,” he told the club website after the loss, “but we think it was a step forward for us as it was one of our best performances away. We know we have to improve as some things are not good enough, but I believe in the work we are doing. We are a good team and we can do great things this year. We just need to keep going and work.”

Personally, the match was another step forward for Masina, who played 45 minutes for the first time this season.

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He knows he still has some work to do to get back to his best and that the team have work to do to start performing to their full potential under new head coach Xisco Munoz.

They have their next chance to show their progression under the new boss at Old Trafford in the FA Cup against Manchester United this Saturday night.

“I am feeling better,” he said. “I'm not myself at the moment, but I need time. We all need time to work [under new Head Coach Xisco Muñoz] and I think I'm going to be [fully] fit soon. I'm happy with my legs and I hope I keep going like this.

“For sure it will be more time to work with the coach and to understand what he wants. Of course it will be a tough game, but we have to enjoy this match and the fans as well. We need to enjoy the moment. It is a massive stadium, an amazing stadium and why not try and win the game?”