Sebastian Prodl has admitted to feeling 'invisible' during a tough time on the fringes of the Watford squad.

The Austrian said a falling out with Javi Gracia meant he had to be patient and wait for his chance to play again, but said now was not the time to focus on the details of his rift with the former head coach.

Instead, the defender wanted to focus on the positives of the goalless draw with Sheffield United that saw the Hornets claim their first clean sheet in the league since last February. 

"I have to face reality, I was invisible for a couple of months," said Prodl.

"It's history. Let it be history. Maybe there's a book one day, maybe not, but at the moment I think it's the wrong time and we as a club, me as a player for this club, we're in a situation where we can't discuss something like this at the moment. We need to look forward.

"We started today with a little step. It's not good that we're starting with little steps, but at least we're starting a process now. It's a forward step and it's not the outcome that we wished for, but it's a little step forward."

The game with the Blades on Saturday was Prodl's first start since April 2018, despite there being an obvious need for defensive reinforcements throughout this season. 

The 32-year-old thinks he is the right man to help steer Watford away from a bad situation that has kept them in last place for the majority of the current campaign and that the change of coach has given him the chance he needed.

He did hobble away from the game with a slight injury, but he believes it is nothing that will prevent him from playing again soon.

"I have to admit reality and it was very obvious but I knew I'm going to take my chances here again if there's a change," he said.

"There's a change now - I always pushed hard to be back on this level and it was a long way and I'm glad to be back in competition.

"It was difficult, but I've experienced a lot in football, I've seen many managers, I've seen a lot of clubs, I've seen a lot of situations especially situations like we're in at the moment, we're bottom of the table and I experienced as well how to get out.

"I hope it's [the injury] not too bad, I hope it's just a tweak. I signaled it early enough, let's check it. At the moment it doesn't feel that bad, I need to rest now, we need to check and I hope to be back soon and of course the international break will help me to get back quicker, to not miss too many games."