Javi Gracia is using all his past experiences to try and help Watford beat Manchester City in the FA Cup final on Saturday.

The Hornets' head coach has beaten some footballing giants in the past, including City manager Pep Guardiola's former club Barcelona.

Gracia's Malaga side caused a huge upset when they beat the Catalan giants 1-0 at the Camp Nou back in 2015 and as a result, the Watford boss knows anything is possible.

"It’s difficult because we are playing against City and you know you’re playing against a very good team, but I’m sure we’ll have our chances," he said.

"We’re going to create chances and if you score like we did when I was in Malaga playing against Barcelona for example, we won 1-0.

"It was something nobody expected, but it happened and then always you have one chance to win and we have to work for it.

"I think all your experiences help you in different moments. All the games you played before help you to know different options to manage different options and I think that experience it was good for me.

"I’m sure next game against City, it will be different but all the experiences you have help you."

Also helping out Gracia is the fact that he has an almost full-strength squad available for selection.

The head coach said that Gerard Deulofeu would be available, despite him being substituted in the last game and only partially training with the squad on Wednesday.

Gracia is also pleased to once again have Jose Holebas at his disposal after the full-back's red card against West Ham was successfully overturned.

"Today, he (Deulofeu) didn’t train all the training session - only a part, but I think tomorrow he will be ready and then we are in a moment when some players have different problems from a long time ago.

"Now, in the last game, I’m sure some of them have to play with some little problems, but it’s the final and they have to be ready.

"Tom (Cleverley) is ready, he’s available, he’s fit and he will be an option.

"We keep the same players injured, Sebastian Prodl and Domingos Quina, the rest of the players will be available.

"Today he (Holebas) was really happy. I think he worked during all the season very well and I think it's something he deserves. It wasn’t fair for that red card to miss this game."