Watford captain Troy Deeney has called for the conversation about racism to continue in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement.

The Premier League has supported the movement following its restart, with clubs wearing the logo, designed by Deeney's partner, on the arms of their shirts and players kneeling before each game.

Deeney said the important thing now is to not forget the reasons behind the gestures and to keep working towards equality.

"It's at forefront of everyone's mind. The hardest part is to keep the conversation going," he told BBC Sport.

"We have to make sure that this isn't a couple of weeks of news and then we move on to the next thing."

Deeney once again thanked the Premier League for the way they have got behind the campaign and said they have been very open to discussing ways in which they can improve and continue to offer their help.

"They've been very good, very open, very receptive to challenge," he said.

"Also they've told me to shut up when I don't know what I'm talking about, which is good as well.

"So it's not a case of just, you know, whatever a person of colour says, they go: 'Yeah, we want to do it.' If they can't do it or it doesn't make any sense, they said: 'We can't do that' or: 'We can talk about this idea.'

"I think that's the conversation that everybody needs to have."

The 32-year-old also offered his thanks to the players from other clubs who have been equally supportive.

He explained that it was Sheffield United striker David McGoldrick's idea to kneel before matches, but said captains from other teams, have been involved just as much.

"People say it was me and Wes [Morgan], and naturally we are going to take a bit more credit as we are black and naturally have an emotional attachment," he said. "But Kevin de Bruyne was massive in the chat, Seamus Coleman was massive in the chat, Jordan Henderson was massive in the chat.

"People were having our back and saying: 'No, we want to do this. We want to help; we want to step up.'"