Hornets captain Manuel Almunia has praised the impact of January signing Daniel Tozser and believes his character can make a difference to the rest of Watford’s season.

Tozser has started the Golden Boys’ last two matches against Brighton & Hove Albion and Leicester City and has looked assured in defensive midfield.

The 29-year-old, who captained a successful Genk side during a two-year spell there, is on loan at Vicarage Road until the end of the season and Almunia says the Hungarian has settled in well.

“I like Daniel, I like him,” said the Hornets keeper.

“He does his duty very well for the team, he does the job of holding midfielder very well.

“He is strong, he’s got quality, he’s aggressive, he talks a lot – which is important for us – he is a good signing. We are very happy with him.”

The Spaniard has previously suggested Watford lack personalities in the squad and when asked if Tozser could add some experience to the team, Almunia replied: “Yes, because we need characters.

“Every team needs characters. The Championship is hard so we need players that encourage each other to do well.

“We need everybody to be leaders on the pitch and if you have leaders with a bit of quality you will be at the top.”

To read Tozser's interview with the Watford Observer last week, click here.