Prödl | “We Need To Get Back To Our 100 Per Cent”

Sebastian Prödl refused to apportion any blame to Troy Deeney after the Watford skipper's own-goal settled a tight game at Crystal Palace on Saturday.

The Austrian defender felt the Hornets didn't create enough offensively to clinch what would have been a first win in four attempts.

"These things can happen [the own-goal]. It's an unlucky situation but it's not the reason we lost," said Prödl, speaking to the TV cameras after the 1-0 defeat.

"We didn't create enough chances and it wasn't our best performance.

"Both teams defended well and it was a game of not many chances.

"I always felt it was going to be a close result and in the end it was."

Next up for Watford are back-to-back home games against Sunderland and West Brom, and Prödl says the Hornets need to target points from those games to get back on track.

"We're facing a bit of trouble now so we have to face reality and be alert," he said.

"We didn't get the results we wanted over the last few weeks, but we have two home games next.

"We need to get back to our 100 per cent and get some points."


News | Billy Hails Passes Away

Watford FC is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former club physiotherapist Billy Hails.

Hails joined the club in 1979 and was a well-respected member of the late Graham Taylor OBE's backroom team during the club's successes in the 1980s, returning for a second time in 1988. 

Hails is fondly remembered at Peterborough United, where he appeared over 300 times as a player, as well as managing the Posh for a brief spell. 

The club's thoughts are with Billy's family during this time.