Marco Silva is never one to blow his own trumpet, but even he admits he has helped change the atmosphere inside the Watford squad on the back of a superb start to the season.

The head coach and his side wrote themselves into Hornets folklore with a last-gasp victory at Swansea last Saturday, becoming the first Watford side to win three straight top-flight away games in history thanks to Richarlison’s 90th-minute winner.

Ahead of another away day at West Bromwich Albion tomorrow, there is a feeling that Silva could yet mastermind a rare win in the West Midlands, where Watford have only won in one of their last nine visits.

With a nod to the squad he inherited fresh from a six-game losing streak last season, the Portuguese said the improved vibe around the squad had given his side an extra dimension on the pitch.

Silva said: “It’s a different atmosphere. The results help that a lot, but you need to work hard for them to come and then give good performances in matches.

“In the first weeks back, in our first meetings I said to the players that we needed to build something inside our club, build the commitment between us and make sure we have a good dressing room.

“That can help you on the pitch, and my feeling is that we have achieved that in some moments during matches and in the week during training.

“Even in the first match against Liverpool, we led but did not give up when they went 3-2 up and got a draw. We had injuries against Southampton, but we reacted very well.

“The first 20 minutes after half-time at Swansea they reacted very well, but we stuck together. We’ve started to build something important in our dressing room and the commitment I’ve felt is really important.”

That early success has been driven by the club’s away form - only Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur boast the same 100-per-cent away record as the Hornets, with home comforts yet to follow for Silva.

And he is confident of adding to that tally at West Brom, who have yet to lose on home soil so far this season, but have won only one of their three Premier League games at the Hawthorns.

He said: “For me the points are good at home or away. I don’t see a big difference in them. It’s really, really hard to win three away games in a row in the Premier League. It’s really difficult to achieve that. Ok, after we’ll see if we can manage another.

“Now is another game away. It gives us confidence, the way we’ve been playing, even how we started the game against Manchester City. It’s a good sign, a big defeat yes, but how we played the first 20, 25 minutes.

“We played very well in our away games and we put in a good performance on the pitch. Our team are confident enough to play how we train but each game is different. Now it’s a new game against an opponent and we’ll see how we behave.”