Daniel Bachmann’s hopes of representing Austria at Euro 2020 are dwindling as the 25-year-old struggles to find game time as Watford’s third choice goalkeeper.

The shot-stopper impressed on loan at Kilmarnock last season, but has only featured on the bench in the Carabao Cup so far during the Hornets’ current campaign and he knows that without game time, he cannot expect to feature in the international tournament next summer.

Speaking to the Watford Observer, Bachmann claimed he was happy to be learning his trade with the Hornets, but not satisfied with the amount of game time he has been given since returning from Scotland.

“I’m not playing so the manager won’t call me up, which is fair enough,” said Bachmann of his current chances of playing international football.

“Come the Euros in seven or eight months, however long away it is, I want to be part of that. That’s the target for next summer. We’ll see what happens then.

“I’m happy at Watford and I feel like I’m developing well here in training, but the main thing is playing games. It’s not satisfying right now, but in the long run, it could be a good situation for me and we’ll have to see what happens.”

There were opportunities for the Austrian to go out on loan in the summer, but it was decided, not by the goalkeeper, that he should stay at Watford for the season.

However, with his hopes of playing at the Euros seemingly reliant on game time, Bachmann said he could seek a temporary move away when the January transfer window is open.

“It’s difficult if you’re not playing, it’s never nice for you and it makes it a bit harder,” he said.

“I played all season last year and then coming back to not playing at all anymore and it’s not an easy situation, but that’s football.

“There was quite a few options to go and play, but that didn’t happen. That wasn’t really down to me to be honest with you. We had conversations with the club and end of the story really is I’m at Watford now and that’s it.

“When the time comes [January] together with the club we’ll see what the best will be then.”

With his current contract set to expire at the end of next June, conversations between Bachmann and the club regarding his future have taken place and the goalkeeper suggests they have been positive.

Although he is not playing now, the age of Watford’s first and second choice keepers suggests there may soon be a chance to make himself number one at Vicarage Road - something he is well prepared for.

“Obviously they’ve both been fantastic keepers and had very big careers and they’re definitely something to look up to,” he said of his colleagues. “But I’m ready to play and I’m ready to take over when I’m needed.

“It’s not easy to deal with sometimes, but that’s football especially as a goalkeeper, there will always be time when you’re playing and others when you’re not. Right now I’m not. I’ve just got to do my best in training and be ready.

“When I went on loan last season I didn’t play the first five or six games or so, things change quickly in football.

“We’re having good conversations about the contract situation. It’s like I said, I’m happy at Watford. I enjoy working with the goalkeeping coach we have, I enjoy training and I feel like I’m getting better.

“It’s a nice club to be at and I’m sure my chance will come.”