Troy Deeney admits that he’s got the ‘buzz’ back after scoring his first goal of the season and praised Watford’s togetherness following their 3-1 win over Burnley.

The Hornets’ captain has looked fitter and sharper during the first two matches of the campaign following a settled pre-season under head coach Javi Gracia.

Deeney has impressed up front alongside Andre Gray and scored his first away goal since January 2017 when he slotted past Joe Hart against Burnley, following an exquisite pass from Abdoulaye Doucoure.

The Golden Boys’ talisman told the Watford Observer earlier this month about how his work with a psychologist had helped him break down barriers and the 30-year-old admits that he’s got his mojo back after scoring his first of the season.

Speaking to Watford’s website, Deeney said: “I’ve got the buzz back, as well as the desire, the hunger and all the other things that you need. I’ve got my head right and it’s proving alright so far. But I don’t want to get carried away and think after two games that my season is complete. It’s got to be continuous and the hard work starts tomorrow.”

Andre Gray and Will Hughes also got on the score-sheet at Turf Moor as Watford recorded their first away win under Javi Gracia on Sunday.

The Clarets’ ground has proven to be something of a fortress in recent seasons for Sean Dyche’s side, who were one of the surprise packages in the Premier League last campaign after finishing in seventh place in the table.

Unlike last season, where Watford’s heads might have dropped after James Tarkowski’s equaliser, the Hornets showed plenty of character to fight back to win the game thanks to two quick-fire goals after the break.

The Golden Boys also restricted Burnley to limited opportunities and Deeney praised the team’s togetherness, as well as substitutes Sebastian Prodl, Adrian Mariappa and Heurelho Gomes for their role in the victory.

Deeney said: “It was just a carry on and extension from last week really. I thought we started the game really well and really bright. I think you can see what we’re trying to do in terms of playing out and I think the first goal highlights that as there were four or five one-twos before Andre finished it.

“It was massive for us to kick-start this season and really emphasize what we know we’re about. No one had a full pre-season last year – there were too many stop-starts and different situations and you can see the togetherness, which is massive.

“People don’t generally give people much credit but the guys on the bench were fantastic today like your Mariappa’s, Prodl’s and Gomes’, as they were screaming information onto the pitch and it helps us all. There’s a real togetherness building and it’s a massive three points.”