Javi Gracia is happy with the squad he has despite admitting Watford finished the transfer window short on midfield options.

The Hornets were linked with Jake Livermore as they looked to make up for a number of injuries on deadline day and Gracia will have to work with what he has in the centre of the park.

He said: "In that position in this moment we have problem and we only have one player in Capoue who is fully match fit.

“Ok other players can play there but it is a position where we needed to reinforce if it is possible. As you know I do not sign players it is the club who takes that decision. I give my opinion.

“The players I have at this moment are the best and I have to be able to convince them that they are the best.”