Etienne Capoue believes Watford’s fringe players took their chance to impress in Watford’s 2-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Suspensions and injuries saw Javi Gracia make four changes to his starting XI as Adam Masina, Adrian Mariappa, Gerard Deulofeu and Isaac Success all came into the fold.

The shake-up resulted in a refreshed looking Watford easing to victory thanks to goals from Capoue and Roberto Pereyra, which were separated by just 58 first half seconds, and Capoue was impressed with those who came into the team.

“Everyone did well and there were a couple of players who are used to not starting and I think they took their chance today,” Capoue told the club website.

“They were told before the game to show what they can do and they did that very well today.

“It was good for us to come here and win because we knew it was going to be a tough game and we wanted to show that we want to be above Wolves.”

The win at Molineux saw Watford end a five game run without victory and produce a performance more in keeping with those which had informed their early season run of four straight league victories.

Capoue got the ball rolling with a long range strike which found the net with 20 minutes on the clock and was pleased with both his goal and the performance.

“Abdoulaye [Doucoure] gave me a nice ball and for me it was easy to shoot with one touch. I tried to hit the target and I was so happy to score,” he said.

“I think this is the way we used to play at the start of the season and we had to bounce back after the game against Bournemouth. We did that very well.

“I think today we showed we can score goals, defend and get a clean sheet as well.”