Skipper Mark Hudson hailed defensive colleague Tommy Smith as he looks to build on a half-century of appearances for Huddersfield Town.
The 22-year-old former Manchester City man reached the half-century as keeper Alex Smithies made his 250th start for the club in the FA Cup defeat by Reading last Saturday.
“Tommy is doing really well,” said Hudson ahead of the visit of Watford.
“Tommy has come up against some tough opponents and played well.
“He gets up and down the pitch and provides good support for Sean Scannell on that right-hand side.
“And with someone like Lee Peltier pushing him on, he has to keep his standards high.”
Smith and Co look set for a busy afternoon against a side who have scored 43 goals in their 24 league games.
Four of them came against Town at Vicarage Road in August, when the Hertfordshire side chalked up one of their 12 wins.
Nine-goal top scorer Troy Deeney was one of those on target.
And Swiss midfielder Almen Abdi netted twice.
The game proved to be the last at the helm for Beppe Sannino, one of four men to have bossed Watford this season.
After Oscar Garcia and Billy McKinlay came Serbian Slavisa Jokanovic, who is among the nominees for the Championship manager of the month award for December.
The former Chelsea midfielder and Partizan Belgrade and Levski Sofia boss is up against Bournemouth’s Eddie Howe, Middlesbrough’s Aitor Karanka and Ipswich Town’s Mick McCarthy.
Watford won four of their five games, three of them away from home.
Wolves, who won 1-0 at Vicarage Road on Boxing Day, were the only side to get the better of them.