William Troost-Ekong has echoed the call of Watford head coach Xisco Munoz and urged the team to take their home form on the road.

Speaking after last night's 1-0 victory over Barnsley, the Nigerian said that the team were aware of the importance of stringing together a run of victories in order to maintain their push for promotion.

The win saw the Hornets pick up back-to-back victories for the fourth time this season, but two wins on the bounce is the best they have managed so far this campaign.

Friday's trip to Stoke City offers them the chance to go one better, but the defender knows that they need to improve their faltering away form if they are to put together a winning streak.

“I’ve just been in the changing room and everyone is very happy, but it won’t mean a lot unless we can get something again on Friday,” Troost-Ekong told the club website.

“We need to close the week well and we’ve said we need to try and get on a run, so playing Stoke away is going to be a great opportunity for us.

“We’ve done the basics and put the foundation in place to have a good week and get a good run going.”

That poor away form was on show in the reverse fixture at Oakwell where an early Barnsley strike was enough to divide the two teams at full time.

Troost-Ekong was pleased to get revenge for that defeat.

“They played real Championship football, it was a real battle tonight but we did well to try and get the ball onto the ground and play as much as possible," said the defender.

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“We knew this was going to be a massive week, we wanted to get as many points as we can to attack the top again and we did what we needed to do in the last two games at home.

“We were better prepared this time. We had to try and get revenge after what happened when we played them away."