Watford's players understand the onus is on them to lift the supporters and not the other way round, says Hornets head coach Beppe Sannino. 

The Golden Boys beat Bristol City on Tuesday night in front of 6,173 home fans and the atmosphere at Vicarage Road lifted in the second half when Sannino's side created a number of excellent chances.

"I think we have a lot of things to work on - if I want a team that is like my character then it is necessary to be organised in all parts of the pitch," Sannino said after the match.

"The problem is there is not a lot of time between each game but I can say the players have now understood something important: that it is not the supporters who have to push us but it is us who have to push the supporters.

"Like this evening when we were growing during the game, the supporters were very helpful for us."

The Hornets started slowly against the Robins but seemed to grow in confidence after first Davide Faraoni, and then Lewis McGugan, found the net.

"In my opinion when the team can score the opening goal and you don’t play too many backward passes I think you reach a kind of mentality to be dangerous," said Sannino.

"Against Reading there were too many back passes and I didn’t see enough movement going forwards and we struggled.

"After this game I don’t want to think we have reached our maximum or that we did extraordinary things. 

"We have to keep our humility. On Saturday we have another game against Bournemouth which is very important ."