Domingos Quina has impressed Watford head coach Quique Sanchez Flores and could soon be pushing for a place in the starting lineup.

The young Portuguese midfielder was taken off early in the game against Swansea City after suffering from cramp, but impressed his boss nonetheless.

Ahead of the Wolverhampton Wanderers match this Saturday, Sanchez Flores praised the player for taking his chance in the team well.

"I love this kind of situation when the manager is checking players and they played really well and then you say 'wow, I like how you play,'" said the head coach.

"I love this kind of thing because the players are here for exactly that, to use the opportunities the manager can give you and a lot of players, all of them they want [these opportunities].

"He hasn't played too many minutes and it was very tough and he competed really well. He was a little bit cramped or something in the last part of the match, but it's good for us, I think he's a good player, he's coped really well with the situations and the pressure.

"He played really well, he's really light, he moves really light all over the pitch, I like him. We need to check with him more."

Another player who could be pushing for a return to the team is defender Sebastian Prodl, who also impressed the coach on Tuesday evening.

Sanchez Flores described the Austrian as someone he could trust, but that he needs time to regain the form that made him so popular with the coach during his last spell at Vicarage Road.

"He knows us really well and in the last match - a long time ago he didn't play, but he managed really well the movement of the line," he said.

"He knows what we want, he knows to move very well, he leads very well the defensive line of four. Of course we trust in him, we need to recuperate this player, who didn't play too much in the last two months. They need to recuperate their level physically and mentally and then we can involve them in the team."