Date: 8th October 2008 at 9:40pm
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Watford should concentrate on the Championship`s also-rans and stop bothering themselves with the so called big clubs in the promotion hunt?

?well, that`s the view of Hornets chief Aidy Boothroyd anyway!

The Hornets hover just above the League 1 trapdoor to footballing wilderness despite picking up 3 points against Preston, playing Ipswich off the park, adding more woe to W`Ham`s cause in the Carling Cup and getting all the plaudits after being robbed in the 2-1 draw with free-scoring Reading.

But Aidy Boothroyd is keen to get his ‘big game Charlies` performing in the crunch 3 pointers at the other end of the table.

The Hornets chief insisted “We`re used to looking at Wolves and Birmingham at the top of the table but now we`ve looking at what Southampton and Barnsley are doing because that is where we are now”.

No question it`s the right approach for Boothroyd – last season the Hornets did the league double over Wolves, beat Cardiff away and stuck it right up Sheffield United?

But then lost TWICE to Barnsley, were well beaten at home by relegated Scunnie and dropped points to Blackpool.

So no wonder Boothroyd added “When we do play those teams, we have to take something out of it so the game at Southampton after the break is huge”.

And with Swansea, Barnsley, Doncaster and Blackpool all to come in November, Watford could well do with getting that ‘big game` machine well truly oiled for a scrap.