Will Hughes is looking to get his name on the score sheet more often this season for Watford, having notched his first goal of the campaign against Burnley yesterday.

The former England under-21 international netted an early goal of the season contender, as he pounced on Matthew Lowton’s loose pass, before driving forward and unleashing a wonderful strike from 20-yards which flew past Burnley’s Joe Hart.

Hughes, who moved to Vicarage Road from Derby County last summer, scored twice for the Hornets last season in what proved to be an injury hit campaign for the promising midfielder, who was ruled out for three months with a hamstring injury.

The 23-year-old was impressive for the Golden Boys towards the end of last season and fresh from notching his first of the campaign, Hughes now wants to add more goals to his game.

Speaking to Watford’s website, Hughes said: “Scoring goals is something I’ve talked about for a long time over the last few years. Thankfully I’ve got off the mark early on and hopefully I’ll be able to carry that on throughout the season. But it’s a lot harder than it looks.”

Andre Gray and Troy Deeney also got on the score sheet as Watford recorded their first away victory under Javi Gracia after beating the Clarets 3-1 at Turf Moor.

Prior to yesterday’s game, the Hornets had endured a torrid away record under the Spaniard, failing to score since January and picking up just one point on the road since the turn of the year.

Sunday’s result also meant it was the first time that Watford had ever won their first two games in the Premier League and Hughes praised the team’s character after they went onto secure the victory despite James Tarkowski’s equaliser in the seventh minute.

The former Derby County man said: “I think Newcastle away was our last away win in the league so we know by our standards that hasn’t been good enough. So, it’s something we’re looking to improve on this year and thankfully, we’ve started early on.

“I think coming to any away team in the Premier League is going to be difficult, especially Burnley as not a lot of teams come here and pick up points. Thankfully we’ve caught them maybe when they’re a little bit tired after the Europa League and we took advantage of that.

“Scoring early on and then conceding straight away was a bit of a blow but I think it shows a sign of the mentality in the team. At half-time they’re probably looking for the win and their fans are probably expecting it but coming out and scoring two early goals shows a lot of character from us and especially holding on to score more against a team like Burnley.”