Javi Gracia is refusing to look beyond Watford’s next game as they continue their fight against relegation with a trip to West Ham United today.

Victory over Chelsea on Monday took Watford to within 10 points of the magical 40 mark and six clear of the drop zone.

They are by no means out of danger, however, and a match with a Hammers side fighting their own battle against the drop carries added importance.

Gracia is, therefore, eager to pick up a second win on the spin against David Moyes’ embattled Irons.

“I don’t know how many wins we need and you know better than me maybe. I only know one thing, we need the next three points,” he said.

“This is our mentality and we will see if it is three victories or how many to survive. I am sure we need the next three points against West Ham.”

Gracia’s hopes of picking up three points at London Stadium have been hamstrung by a number of injuries which has left him with 17 fit senior players.

The Spaniard expects a testing encounter against West Ham and says he will make the most of the resources available to him to get the best result possible.

“We try to prepare as best as we can for the next match and know it will be a difficult game,” he said.

“First of all, I try to take advantage of our resources with 17 players. I will try to make a good balanced side,”

The Hornets will hope to replicate the performance which saw them come from 2-0 down to win 4-2 on their first visit to London Stadium last season.

They come up against a Hammers side going through a testing spell both on and off the pitch.

The Irons lost 3-1 against Brighton in their last outing and sacked director of player recruitment Tony Henry after he claimed the club would not sign African players.

They have won just one of their last five league games, but could go level on points with Watford with a win.

A victory for Watford could see them climb as high as ninth in the table and would be their first on the road since a 3-0 defeat of Newcastle United in November.