Chris Powell hailed strikers James Vaughan and Nahki Wells after they led the way to victory over Watford.

The boss was delighted to see both their names on the scoresheet as Town sealed a seventh win under his command.

“They want to score goals and we want them to want them to,” said the manager, who played a 3-5-2 formation.

“We need to give them chances, because they can both finish with aplomb.

“Then we got a wonder goal from Joel Lynch, and it was a deserved win.

“We got our tactics and set-up right, and it’s good to send the supporters home happy.

Powell added: “When we lack intensity, we don’t look good.

“But when we play on the front foot and play the football I know we can, mix it up and be aggressive in the right way, we will win more games than we lose.

“I watched Watford play Chelsea in the FA Cup.

“They are a good team, the club are fortunate in the links they have in Europe, clubs like Granada and Udinese.

“We needed the belief that we are competing at the same level, and we did compete.

“There are a number of players here I believe can operate at a higher level.

 

“I do my best to motivate them, get as much as I can out of them, set them up properly, and give them the right tactics.”

Powell also thanked his analyst Chris Markham, who produced a motivational film.

“Chris put it all together, and we watched it before we went out,” added the boss.

“We were a little bit late onto the pitch, but it was worth it!”

Watford manager Slavisa Jokanovic said: It was a very poor performance and we didn’t deserve anything.

“At 1-1 we had a very good chance to score a second goal but it is not enough to play well for 10 minutes, the games is 90 minutes long.

“We didn’t do enough on the pitch for our ambitions or for our supporters’ ambitions.”