Beppe Sannino says each game remains an “exam” for his Watford players and the Hornets head coach won’t allow his side to coast through their final two games of the season.
A 4-2 defeat at Derby County on Saturday ended the Golden Boys’ slim hopes of reaching the Championship play-offs.
It means there is little at stake for Watford then they travel to Charlton Athletic tomorrow and against Huddersfield Town at Vicarage Road on Saturday.
However, Sannino wants his side to end the campaign strongly and expects the same level of commitment from his players, no matter the circumstances.
“The players are perfectly aware that the season finishes on May 3," the Italian said. "Until that date they must be professional and they must respect the people that come to watch us play. I am sure they will do that.”
He continued: “Every player is under exam every game. These next two matches are important because we need to finish in a good way and we need to look at the players for next season.
“The assessment of the players is not just on these two games, I’ve been here since December so I’ve had time to do that.
“In these next two games I’m expecting good commitment and good performances.”
Sannino will be forced into changes against Charlton due to injuries and suspension and one player he would like to feature before the end of the campaign is young striker Alex Jakubiak.
He explained: “I am expecting to have some of the injured players back on Saturday but we have a very talented guy, Alex Jakubiak, available for selection.
"We will see if I can give him his debut in the next two matches.”