Watford were disappointed to leave St James' Park with only a point, according to midfielder Will Hughes, whose early goal opened the scoring during the away game against Newcastle United.

The former Derby County man had the Hornets ahead within two minutes of kick off, but a Fabian Schar equaliser at the end of the first-half meant they had to settle for the draw.

The point was Watford's first of the new season and the players felt they could have taken more from the game.

“We’ve had a really difficult start,” Hughes told the club website.

“We came here to get a win so, although it is a point on the board, we’re disappointed we didn’t get three.”

“I just had to get a bit of contact on it [the opening goal] and thankfully it went in. But we didn’t progress from there.”

With the international break now giving the players a bit of time away from the league, Hughes thinks the players need to come together in time for the next game and rediscover what it was that made them a formidable side last season.

The midfielder also admitted he was disappointed to have been substituted in the game.

“We haven’t played to our standards this season and results are showing," he said.

"We need to galvanise and get back together and hopefully the results will turn. We have got to stick together as a team, I know it’s easy to say that but then we can turn in results.

“Obviously everyone’s disappointed to be subbed, but for fresh legs we’ve got to look at the bench today, the attacking talent we’ve got.

"I worked my socks off and was looking for the players to come on and do the business.”