With five games gone in the season, it seems as good a time as any to assess Marco Silva’s early impact at Watford.

The Portuguese has implemented a grit and, to a lesser degree, attacking emphasis which has yielded eight points this term.

For Silva, it has been a case of some positives and some negatives, and he says he will always want more time to implement his own style on a team.

“Every coach wants more time this is true. I am happy in some situations where we did very, very well against some teams,” he said.

“We need time to gel as a team and put everybody in the same way. Some players came only in the last 15 days of August and you need time.”

While implementing his ideas is, of course, a key goal for Silva, he acknowledges that results must also follow if he is to be considered a success at Vicarage Road.

Doing so has been complicated somewhat by a number of injuries suffered by his side, particularly in defence.

He said: “We need results as well and points as well and this is my job.

“We need more time to put things right and it is not easy when you bring different ideas and different training with a lot of change.

“Until now we haven’t repeated the same back line. Every time I need to change some players in our back line and in this situation we need more time but need to take points as well.”