Watford captain Troy Deeney told the Watford players their performance had to be much better ahead of their 6-0 over Bristol City.

Following the match, left back Adam Masina said the skipper made the players aware of how much they needed to improve before they outplayed the Robins to pick up their first win in four matches in style. 

Masina also went on to echo the words of head coach Xisco Munoz by saying that, despite the margin of the win, there is still more room for improvement if they want to achieve their goal of promotion to the Premier League.

"We discussed [improvement] in the dressing room. Troy spoke about this and we follow his direction," said Masina. "We are happy about this. I think that's a good reply to our performances. We need to improve again, but we know we're in a good way and as I say before we go again.

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"We need to keep our feet on the ground. I know it was a good result but it's just three points. And we need, I think for to be sure to be in the Premier League, 90 points. So it's a long way."

The win gives Watford a big confidence boost going into Tuesday night's trip to face Preston North End, where Masina said the team are hoping to build on their emphatic victory.

He described the win as "a present" for the fans, but said the team were still not satisfied at the moment.

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"I think it's a present for us and for the fans as well because I think all of us need it more good matches like this," he said. "We are happy but not satisfied.

"We know it's just three points and on Tuesday we have another opportunity, and another chance to make another step forward."