Adrian Mariappa has spoken of his hopes to play in Europe next season, with Watford currently pushing for a top seven finish. 

The defender wants the Hornets to maintain their current league position and believes the club's strength in depth could help them achieve success in more than one competition.

He said: "I would obviously love to play in Europe and everyone here would, but you can’t get too ahead of yourselves and we'll take each game as it comes and really put in some good performances from now and get some points on the board.

"It’s looking good at the moment, but it’s about taking it game by game, trying to get as many points as we can. Every game is so tough in the Premier League nowadays and you can’t look too far ahead. We just need to carry it on.

"Our squad depth is really good this season and you can see the quality of the players who have been playing in the cup games, so we fully want to progress in all the cup competitions, especially the FA Cup and I think we’ve got a real chance of achieving something in it."

Following Saturday's scrappy goalless draw against Burnley, Mariappa was full of praise for his former manager Sean Dyche and said gaining a point from a game like that is a positive. 

He said: "We always want to win at home and today we had a couple of good chances, but it wasn’t to be. With games like today it’s important to get something from the game. We got point and a clean sheet, we’ll take that and move on.

"There’s no right and wrong way to play football, it’s about winning games. People moan about Burnley's style of play because they don’t like playing against it, simple as that. 

"They've had great success, they were in Europe this year, what they have been doing has been working. You know what type of day it’s going to be and you know that it’s going to be a really tough game.

"Obviously they’re in really good form at the minute as well so I think we’ll look back and take the point as a good point."