Adam Masina believes that Watford have the character to affect games at any time after Andre Gray snatched a draw for the Hornets last night.

Watford found themselves a goal behind after just seven seconds due to Shane Long’s record-breaking effort, but they came close to equalising through Gray and Roberto Pereyra.

The Golden Boys refused to give up, however, and were rewarded in the 90th minute when the ball broke to Gray to finish beyond Angus Gunn – the 10th time this season they have scored in the 80th minute or later.

Masina told the club’s website: “In the end we needed the point and the draw was a fair result.

“I thought Southampton was going to be a tough game, but it showed anything can happen [in the Premier League]. To concede so early was disappointing but things like that are part of the game and they happen. We just had to hope we could score by the end and thankfully we did it.

“We just need to remember to keep going [in every game].”

While a draw may not have been the ideal result in Watford’s bid to finish strongly in the league and come as close to the so-called ‘top six’ as possible, Masina, who has made 19 appearances for the side since arriving from Bologna, says the final three games of the season give the Hornets a chance to build on their record points tally.

He said: “We need to improve on our mistakes, for sure, but this is part of football. We need to work hard and try to avoid these situations.

“We need to get the three points [on Saturday] to achieve our goal of seventh place, so the Wolves game is an important one for us.”