Slavisa Jokanovic did not want to comment on reports West Bromwich Albion have made an enquiry for Watford captain Troy Deeney but he did reiterate his desire to add to the Hornets squad in the current transfer window. 

According to national media, Baggies boss Tony Pulis is interested in bringing Deeney to the Hawthorns but faces competition from Swansea City.

After Watford’s defeat at Huddersfield Town yesterday, Jokanovic was asked if any club had made an approach for Deeney.

He replied: “I am not thinking about this. I am only thinking about today’s game. I can’t make comment about this. I am not a manager I am only head coach.”

With Lloyd Dyer and Lewis McGugan not in his first team plans, and Adlene Guedioura and Sebastien Bassong’s loan deals expiring in the past ten days, Jokanovic’s squad has been depleted.

The Hornets boss said additions must be made quickly if Watford are to mount a promotion bid.

He explained: “We have some plans and we will try and make these a reality soon. We were in fifth place after 23 games but we must be stronger in the second half of the season.

“We need to make these steps and expect these steps to happen soon.

“I want to sign players. We have lost two players from the last game (Bassong and Guedioura) but we had a new guy today (Miguel Layun). 

“It is logical though that we are worse off than we were two weeks ago. Needing more players is nothing new and we have to bring them in quickly.”