Troy Deeney has told Watford to build on their last three wins tomorrow night when they travel to Millwall looking for a fourth win in a row.

The Hornets got the better of Stoke City on Friday, despite a poor first half performance, extending their win streak to three games for the first time this season and drawing them level on points with second place Swansea City.

The captain believes they are now finally showing the type of form they should have been from the start of the campaign, but knows it will not be easy to maintain their current form.

“We have to build on it,” Deeney told the club's matchday broadcast after the win at the Bet365 Stadium. “We need to get this game out the way, debrief and understand we did alright, but that this is just the start. We made mistakes early on in the season and we are just catching up to where we should have been. We have to beat Millwall – it's as simple as that. It's not going to be easy as it's always difficult when you play there, but if we have the mentality we have at the moment and build on the quality, then we can be a real force in this division.

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“It's the first time we've won three on the bounce [this season]. We have to keep growing and keep building. Playing against teams like Stoke and Millwall, you have to roll your sleeves up and dig in. We were really poor in the first half, but we didn't let a goal in. We figured it out at half-time and you saw that in the second half. We knew we were bad in the first half, but it wasn't a case of people going missing. It was about defending corners manfully and getting to half-time with a level base. In the second half we knew we had to take the game to them. We pressed a bit higher and went on the front foot. And then we had that little bit of quality with the goals.”

Deeney scored one and set one up in the win over Stoke and said that the second half performance provided a brief example of the kind of football Watford are trying to achieve under new head coach Xisco Munoz.

“That's something we've been working on in training, with players dropping into little holes,” he said. “Clevs has got the ball, made an early pass forward and that's what the coach is trying to create. Thankfully we got it right. Isma gave me the shout and I didn't even have to look. I know where he is. With his pace he is always getting away from people and what a finish that was.”