Ben Foster has admitted to his part in Watford's home loss to Southampton, after giving away a cheap goal with the Hornets looking resurgent in the second-half.

Having conceded one goal to Danny Ings in the first-half, Watford looked the brighter of the two sides after the break, only for Foster's throw out from the back to go straight to Ings, who then made his way into the area and scored his and the Saints' second of the match.

While Foster claimed his share of responsibility for that goal, he also said the team need to start being more creative if they want to avoid relegation.

Although the ball did end up in the back of Southampton's net during the match, it was not put there by a Watford player, with the home side failing to register a shot on target throughout the match. The Hornets keeper knows this is a problem that needs addressing.

"It's just not putting the ball in the back of the net, it's as simple as that at the minute," he said. "It's another game where we haven't had a shot on target, we haven't had to make their keeper work and that's becoming a bit of a problem at the minute. It's almost like we're waiting for the goal to go in.

"We came out second half looking like we were the team to score a goal, but I've got to hold my hands up really because my mistake comes at a time when we were on top. We were the most positive and we looked the most optimistic that we were going to score a goal and we couldn't quite get it and it's a poor throw from me and it really did take the wind out of our sails."

With Watford winning just one of the ten Premier League games since their 3-0 win away at Bournemouth, Foster thinks it could be worth reviewing the work they did under Nigel Pearson when he first arrived, with the team picking up vital points immediately after his appointment.

However, he admitted that some of the team's desire did seem to have gone missing recently.

"I think that's what we need to do," he said. "It's almost a case of looking at the videos of our first few games, look at what we were doing to get us back into a position where we were in contention again.

"It seemed to me that there was a lot more energy around the place, all those months ago, it seemed that there was a lot more drive, a lot more willingness to run and fight and really stick your foot in and it seems to have just disappeared a little bit.

"It's hard to put your finger on why - we can't use the fact that everyone's been off for three months as an excuse because everyone's in the same boat, so we have to look at ourselves and ourselves only now."