Gray: “We Wanted To Finish On A High”

By: Watford FC Staff

Andre Gray says it was fitting the Hornets finished a record-breaking promotion campaign with victory.

A final-day 2-0 win over Swansea City was enough to set a new club record for most points (91) in a league season, while also conceding the fewest number of goals (30) in Hornets history.

Gray’s opening goal and a late Isaac Success strike were enough to see off the Swans, who were already assured of a place in the Championship play-offs.

“We wanted to finish the season on a high,” said Gray, speaking to Hive Live.

“These games are quite difficult because there are two teams that haven’t got much to play for, even though Swansea have got the play-offs.

“I thought all the boys that played were really professional and I think we really stepped it up in the second half.”

Gray was integral to Watford breaking the deadlock on 56 minutes, starting the move before sprinting into the box to convert Ken Sema’s cross.

“I love scoring goals, I always enjoy it,” said the striker after netting his fifth of the campaign.

“Every time I play, I’m always trying to get in the box and get on the end of things, trying to make good runs and get shots off.

“It’s a shame I didn’t have any more today, we had a few chances and I think it was just the final pass, but I got my goal in the end.”

Success added a fine second with an angled volley, his first goal since January 2019, and Gray was full of praise for the Nigerian’s spectacular finish.

“We were saying on the bench how knackered he was,” joked Gray, who was withdrawn midway through the second half.

“He hasn’t played much this season and then you’ve seen after he scored the energy that he’s come into! It’s quite normal when you score, you get a bit of an adrenaline rush, but it’s an absolutely great finish.”

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