Tom Cleverley has urged Watford supporters to stick by their team and claims it will take time for the players to rediscover their form.

The 30-year-old said he could not pinpoint exactly what was going wrong with the Hornets' performances, but said it was not a lack of effort on the part of the players.

"Stick with us," he urged.

"It's not a work rate issue, hopefully they can see that. Maybe at times, there's been a lack of quality and maybe a lack of intensity defensively but stick with us, we'll keep putting the work in and we're working for our performances to improve.

"As players, we just have to be accountable for our own performances, take responsibility and work as hard as we possibly can until it gets better.

"We're a team with two points out of seven, low on confidence, it's not clicked. The new signings have both started today and maybe we need a little bit of time to bed in, but you've just got to be accountable for yourself and that's what I'm going to do until we're out of this little lull we're in."

The former Manchester United man remains optimistic that the club can turn their fortunes around, but admitted they are starting to look at the table with a degree of concern. 

Watford remain bottom of the league and are the only side not to have picked up a win in the Premier League so far this season, but the midfielder thinks the position in the table does not tell the full story.

"You look at the table and we're notoriously good starters, so it's a little bit worrying. We're all working and striving to be better footballers than what our league position reflects at the minute.

"We're just not doing well enough in either box. Every time it goes in our box, they feel a little bit more dangerous than we do when it goes in their box, so we've got to work even harder than we are and we know we're good enough to compete in this league.

"Maybe last season a few of the level games went more in our favour than they are at the minute, but you just have to stick together in these tough times."