Date: 14th April 2016 at 5:59pm
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Head coach Quique Sanchez Flores has said he’s seen good things from the players this week in training as we go into the game against West Bromwich Albion this weekend.

Having taken a point for the first time in five attempts against Everton in our last game, Flores told the Official Site in his pre West Brom press conference that he felt Watford were again heading in the right direction after recent hiccups in performances and results, and the players were again looking better in training this week.

‘It’s step-by-step, but in terms of against Everton we played well, we recuperated the style, we recuperated the facilities to recuperate the ball, to shoot and to create attempts. A lot of the matches we’ve played in the last month-and-a-half we’ve mixed good performances sometimes with not very good performances. We have failed in a couple of matches, but we have also played some good matches in the last month, against Manchester United, against Arsenal in the FA Cup, or against Everton. Against some very tough teams we’ve played really well.’

With Tony Pulis’ side sitting one place and two points ahead of Watford as we go into the clash, Flores admits he’s expecting a very tough test from the well known defensive side at The Hawthorns, but he’d love to leapfrog them in the table.

He also praised them as being a side Watford should be partially looking to emulate given their more solid Premier League status now.

‘They are a very different team. They are playing with a very British style, they are very compact, they reduce the space, they use very well the long-ball and set-pieces, so I know the opponent we are going to find and we will try to play well. I think it’s amazing for the Premier League to have these kind of variants because the styles are completely different. You need to manage things different, you need to plan different, but it’s perfect. There are different cultures, different nationalities, different mentalities, and this is very good for the Premier League.’

With around 3000 fans making the trip to the West Midlands this weekend, they also came in for praise from the gaffer as he ended his interview.

‘It is the most amazing thing. We go to all of these stadiums and all of the time we go to start the match we know that we have 3,000 fans supporting and following our team, and it is amazing.’

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