Slavisa Jokanovic says Watford must not play like other sides in the Championship if they hope to be successful this season and hopes to blend traditional British football with continental football.

The Serbian took charge at Vicarage Road a week ago and has been busy working on the training pitch with those players who haven’t been selected for international duty.

Despite their turbulent campaign, the Hornets currently sit third in the Championship table and are level on points with league leaders Norwich City.

When Jokanovic spoke to the Watford Observer last week he said that he would not be starting a “revolution” with the Golden Boys.

Instead he wants to build on the qualities the side have already shown this season, although he has identified areas he wants to improve.

Speaking last Thursday, he said: “We are in England and we must respect the competition that we are competing in.

"With the composition of the team and composition of the staff, we need to try and find some combination between traditional British football and continental football. 

“We must have a little bit more control with the ball. We must have better possession. And we must be a little bit stronger in some situations.

“If we decide to play like many teams in the Championship then we are not going to have many possibilities of being successful. But If we try to play like Barcelona, that is also impossible.

“I do not want to say we are going to try to be a mix of Barcelona and an English team, this is not my answer.

“But we must have control with the ball and we must play like a team. We must suffer on the pitch all together.

“This is the message, more or less, that I have tried to give to my players.

“I have a small number of players with me because of the international football but I am working on the pitch and I am trying to explain what I want face-to-face.

“It is important for them to understand what the target is and what we are trying to do in the next days and months in front of us.”