Gerard Deulofeu says the advanced role he played in during Watford’s 2-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers is one which he enjoys.

The Spaniard made his first start of the season on Saturday as he played alongside Isaac Success in a free-roaming attacking role at Molineux.

It was a position which suited Watford’s summer signing and he was able to drift around the final third and link play between attack and midfield.

Having largely played as a winger since initially joining Watford on loan in January, it was a position Hornets fans have not seen Deulofeu in before and one he relishes playing.

“They are two different positions and I think I can play in both, but today I was a striker and I enjoy it so much because I am near the area,” the 24-year-old said.

“I am more dangerous with space between the lines and I can play with Roberto Pereyra and Will Hughes who are good players. We make it more difficult for the other team.”

Victory over Wolves was a timely one as it saw Watford end a five game winless run in all competitions and climb to seventh in the table.

Javi Gracia’s side were also able to put the 4-0 drubbing at the hands of Bournemouth a fortnight before behind them with the success.

Deulofeu is now eager for the Hornets to rediscover the form they enjoyed at the start of the season, which saw them win their first four league games, and continue to work hard to improve.

He said: “It is a good confidence boost today and after the defeat at home it is really good to get the three points away.

“It is so difficult to do that in the Premier League. Let’s see what happens from here, but the team has to follow the same training and same approach as last week.”