Xisco Munoz could move a step closer to ticking off one of his promotion targets tomorrow as Watford face Middlesbrough away from home.

The head coach claims both he and his players are ambitious and would like to go up to the Premier League as champions, but first he needs to reach two other goals he has set for his side.

Currently he is working on confirming a place in the playoffs, which has all-but been achieved already. After that, he intends to cement their place in the automatic promotion spots.

Should he achieve that with time to spare, he will then consider if taking top spot is feasible. 

With Watford the only team from the top four sides to win over the weekend, all three goals are more achievable than they previously might have seemed.

“We have seven games more and we will see how many we need for our goal,” he said.

“I promise you we are very ambitious. Everyone wants the best. We are working very hard. We will see, but we are working hard to cut out the mistakes. We try to give the best for our club.

“The first objective is to try to get in the play-offs, the second objective is to try to take second position.

“And if it is possible, because we are working very hard, we will try to arrive at the top.

“We will take it step by step, we are not guaranteed the play-offs so we cannot think about another thing.

“But I promise you that we are very ambitious, the team is very ambitious and everyone wants the best. Everyone is working very hard on the training ground to give their best.

“We will see but I promise you, we will try to give the best for our club.”