First Team 30/08/2018

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

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

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“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.”


“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.”


“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.”


“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.”

First Team 30/08/2018

Success: “The Atmosphere In The Dressing Room Is Incredible”

Isaac Success opened the scoring last night as Watford beat Reading 2-0 in the second round of the Carabao Cup.

Watch the video via the Hornets' official YouTube channel, or read on below, as Success gave his thoughts after the final whistle.


Watford's Nigerian forward Isaac Success played as a lone front-man for the Hornets against Reading, scoring first in a comfortable 2-0 win over the Royals at the Madejski Stadium.

Success, who had so far been limited to appearances from the bench in the final minutes of Watford's Premier League games, was pleased to start and play the full game after making a big effort over the summer to come back to the club in the best possible shape for the new season.

“I'm extremely happy because I got my chance today,” said Success. “I'm happy for the team, it was a good win for us.

“It will make us concentrate even more, and we will be mentally ready for Sunday's game.”

Scoring his first goal for the club since his header against Bournemouth at Vicarage Road in October 2016, having spent time out on loan since then,  the young forward was pleased to be back on the score-sheet.

“I felt so great, I think you can tell from the celebration!” said the striker. “My teammates as well who celebrated with me said they were so happy to get that first goal and we stuck to our game-plan, and in the end we were victorious.

“That made me comfortable and relaxed, and helped me through the game. I'm happy to get my first 90 minutes of the season and hopefully I can get more minutes.

“I think physically I'm better now, so I wasn't that tired after the 90 minutes. With the help of my teammates, we all pushed together and got the victory.”

Javi Gracia's side boast a 100 per cent record in all competitions after four games, and a lot of that is down to the coach and the good feeling amongst the squad after a good pre-season, believes Success.

“I'm just a player, anywhere the coach wants me to play I just have to give everything for him.

“The atmosphere in the dressing room is incredible, we're all prepared for the next challenge.

“Now we're focusing on Sunday's game, and hopefully we'll get three points from the Tottenham game.”

And, having spent time at Málaga CF in Spain last campaign, making nine appearances and notching one assist in that period, Success is pleased to return to the club and feel the support of the fans from the stands.

“I felt so happy seeing the fans cheering me on, being there for me.

“I think I have a lot to give for Watford, not just in this game, there are more games in the season to come and I just have to keep giving my best.”