Some of Watford’s players need to realise just how good they are in order to help the club achieve something, according to goalkeeper Ben Foster.

Speaking after the drab goalless draw with Brighton and Hove Albion at the weekend, the 35-year-old spoke of the talent the Hornets have in their ranks and said that some of the players are not aware of their own talents.

“Some of the players at our club, if they could get it into their heads that they are proper players, real proper players then this club could really lift off cause we've got so much quality,” said Foster.

“You see that from the FA Cup. I know that there's been a lot said about changing the entire 11, but when you're changing it for another 11 that's at some point in this season been a starting member of the squad - and we're talking about internationals and we're talking about people that have played Champions League - it's not as simple as just changing it.

“It’s not like we're just playing kids or anything like that. It's not only the individual players that we've got either, who are starting week in, week out in the Premier League, it's the strength in depth throughout the squad as well, there's some serious talent in that dressing room.”

After making the move to Vicarage Road in the summer, following relegation with West Bromwich Albion, Foster originally did not think he would be joining a squad capable of competing as high up the Premier League as Watford have been this season. 

However, he admits it was only after a short while that he realised he was joining a side possessing real quality.

He said: “I think I needed the move in the summer to get a bit of fresh air really. You get a bit stale and stagnant when you stay at one place too long and it's turned out really well for me.

“It didn't take long from being in training and seeing the quality that we've got to realising that we had a chance of doing something this season. 

“We were without a few key men today and when we've got that back and we're firing on all cylinders, we're a massive threat to teams. There's very few teams who we come up against who we're worried about.”