Ben Foster has called on his Watford team-mates to show the same work rate and belief that has seen them improve under Nigel Pearson when they visit Bournemouth tomorrow.

The Hornets go into the game with the Cherries knowing that a win would see them climb above their opponents in the table and potentially out of the relegation zone.

With Watford impressing over the Christmas period and Bournemouth's season taking something of a nose-dive, recent form suggests a Hornets' win could well be on the cards, but Foster is quick to point out that nothing is taken for granted in the Premier League.

"In the Premier League you can never say you should win any game," he said. 

"You saw the games we’ve already seen this season, I don’t care who you are, there’s so many upsets. As long as we go there and put in the same work rate, the same effort, the same belief, the same tactical things that we’ve been doing under Nigel, we’ve got a chance. We’ve found a way of playing that suits us and we’ve also found our confidence and belief, which is huge for me. It’s half the battle."

Foster attributes Watford's change in momentum to Pearson's leadership, which he believes is similar to his former West Bromwich Albion boss Tony Pulis.

The goalkeeper said that Pearson's managerial approach to his job, rather than only focusing on coaching, has really benefited the players.

"I have got to say I do enjoy a British manager," said Foster.

"It is just the way that they work. It is obviously very different on the continent. He (Pearson) reminds me quite a bit of Tony Pulis actually in his mannerisms and the way he treats people. He is very personable but he understands that he has got to be a leader. He is what he is. He has taken full control of the training ground. He came in from day one and all he does is float around the training ground just keeping tabs on everything and everyone. He wants to be kept informed of every single thing that is going on, every decision that is made, whether it is logistics for timings, travel arrangements, food arrangements, what time we have dinner, what time we have a walk on match day, all that kind of stuff.

"Every other manager that I have been with at this club, it is not really their remit. They stay away from that kind of stuff because they are the coach and that is all they are, but Nigel fully takes control of it. I think we actually appreciate that a lot more because he is a sensible guy. He knows his stuff and doesn’t do anything that is pedantic or ridiculous."