First Team 3 weeks ago

Highlights: Reading 0-2 Watford

See highlights from Watford's win over Reading in the second round of the Carabao Cup, above.


 

First Team 3 weeks ago

Wilmot: “It Was A Good Performance All-Round”

Defender-come-midfielder Ben Wilmot spoke exclusively to watfordfc.com after making his first competitive start for the club in the 2-0 victory over Reading in the Carabao Cup.

Watch the full video above, no sign-up required, or read on below for some key snippets.


ON EVERYONE GETTING MINUTES 

“I'm very pleased, it was a good performance all-round, and good to get minutes for the lads that haven't played for a while and a few of the lads coming back from injury. It was good to get a few minutes for everyone really.

“It was good we put a good team out in a competition that we're looking to get as far in as possible. Reading put out a strong side as well so it was a good contest.”

ON TAKING HIS CHANCE

“It was a good feeling finally getting a game, but you've got to work hard in training and make sure the gaffer gives you an opportunity, and hopefully I took that tonight, but we'll have to see come Sunday!

“There's only so much you can do in training - you've got to prove it come matchday. The further we get in this competition, hopefully the more minutes I can get and the harder a task it is for the manager to pick the team.”

ON PLAYING IN THE FIRST-TEAM & BEING TACTICALLY FLEXIBLE

“They help you a lot and they sort of guide you through a game, which is what you need as a youngster. It's that comfort blanket that you need that you know you've got two experienced players either side of you that's really handy.

“I'm comfortable playing either position [defence or midfield], as long as I get a game I'm not really fussed where I'm playing.”

ON THE FEELING AMONGST THE SQUAD

“There's a really good atmosphere around the training ground and the camp at the moment. We just need to keep pushing and keep winning as many as we can, and that should set us in good stead for later in the season.”