Watford striker Danny Welbeck said he is focused on playing more regularly following his first goal for the club.

The former Arsenal man scored against Swansea City in last night's Carabao Cup victory and now he claims he is hoping to make himself an important part of Quique Sanchez Flores' side.

Injuries have kept Welbeck sidelined since last November and he has been eased back into action thus far by the new Hornets head coach.

However, in an interview for the Watford website after the Swansea game, the striker claims he is fit and ready to play more often.

"It was good to be back on the pitch and getting involved and it's nice to get a goal and obviously we got the win and we're through to the next round so it's important," said Welbeck.

"It's been good, obviously I want to be involved in matches more, but I've got to take it slow, it's been a long time since I played a run of games, so I'm just working hard behind the scenes and trying to get myself in the best shape possible.

"I'm fit, I played tonight. I want to be out on the pitch, that's why I've come - I want to be playing football and I'm looking forward to it. Hopefully I can start playing on the weekends."

Welbeck believes that following Sanchez Flores' first victory since returning to the club, Watford are now in a good position on which they can build.

Despite the club being bottom of the Premier League after the opening six games, the striker believes they have enough quality to see them climb the table soon.

"In the premier league you know every single game's going to be tough and you've got to go into that match and give everything," he said.

"The results haven't been the greatest for us we've got to look back at the games, analyse where we've gone wrong and we started tonight. We've got a win and we've got to try and build upon that."