Hornets legend Tony Coton believes the patience of Watford's supporters was one of the main reasons he played his best football during his time at Vicarage Road.

Coton joined Watford in 1984 and made almost 300 appearances during his six-year spell, before he became the first Hornets player to be sold for £1m when he joined Manchester City in 1990.

The 51-year-old received the club's Player of the Year award three times during his spell with the Golden Boys.

Speaking to www.watfordlegends.com in what was the website's 100th interview, Coton said: "Watford have a special crowd. Compared to most fans they are very patient with their players. That meant I could go in goal in front of them every week knowing I could relax. That’s why I think I played my best football in my career at Watford."

"I’m very proud to have won Player of the Year three times. The awards are all on display in my house. Make no mistake, I’m immensely proud of them."

The full interview with Coton will be uploaded here on Friday evening.