Isaac Success’ first Premier League goal since October 2016 is just reward for the hard work the Nigerian forward is putting in, according to Will Hughes.

The 22-year-old tapped in from close range after a well-worked free-kick routine to round off a fine individual performance in the 3-0 defeat of Huddersfield Town.

Hughes, who also impressed as part of a fluid attacking contingent, says the entire Watford squad is pleased to see Success back among the goals and performing well.

“He deserves it massively and everyone is absolutely buzzing for him. He works hard and brings so much to the game.” Hughes said.

“He does so much off the ball and is a quality player so deserves his goal.”

Success has made the most of injury to impress with the absence of Troy Deeney, who is out with a hamstring complaint, allowing him to make his first start in the league this term at Wolves.

A strong performance at Molineux led Watford boss Javi Gracia to retain his faith in Success for the visit of Huddersfield.

The Spanish boss also has Andre Gray as an option while Stefano Okaka is back in the reckoning after taking a place on the Saturday.

He will have a decision to make on who starts when Deeney is fit once again, but Hughes believes such a selection headache can only be viewed as a good thing.

The midfielder said: “There is a healthy competition in the squad and you would rather have three or four really good strikers that a pushing for a spot than one who plays every week.

“All the lads know they have to be at it when they are starting or you are going to lose your spot.

“There are players who aren’t playing who are top quality players. There is competition for places and everyone is playing their part.”