Watford assistant coach Craig Shakespeare insists that his side has enough goals in them to achieve Premier League survival this season.

The Hornets have scored just 29 times during the current campaign, with only Crystal Palace and Norwich scoring fewer.

Since the restart, Craig Dawson is the only Watford player to have found the net, while Southampton defender Jan Bednarek pitched in with an own goal in their last match.

Despite these alarming statistics, Shakespeare remains positive that his players have got goals in them.

"I don't mind where the goals come from, of course we'd like to share them out, but ultimately I think we know we've got goals in the team," he said. "We know the capabilities of each individual, it's up to us to not only give service to the front players, but also them front players to contribute as a defensive unit.

"We have got goals in the team, I think we have to have that little bit of added quality in the final third, but the things that I've seen in training ever since I've been here, whenever we do a finishing session, these are a group that can finish."

Shakespeare went on to say that he felt his players perhaps needed to be braver in certain situations. He believes that mental resilience is the key to unlocking better performances.

"Mental resilience I've spoken about before and it plays a bit part in the professional footballer," he said. "Of course we've got players who have played a tremendous amount of games and sometimes you have to draw on that. But it's our job to make sure that they show that calmness as well as that drive and the mental resilience will play a big part.

"It'll have a big bearing on now until the end of the season, but there has to be a calmness and assurance to get on the ball and a bravery, if you like, and we have to try whatever we can to turn the results around."

One thing the team have also been working on in training is playing with greater cohesion.

Following defeats to Southampton and Burnley head coach Nigel Pearson suggested his side had not looked as if they were playing as a cohesive unit and Shakespeare said that frank and honest conversations held during training this week will have also helped put that issue to bed.

"You can work on [cohesion] in training, you can work on team play, style of play," he said. "Of course, those conversations will hopefully help that, but ultimately, I think it's actions rather than words. The players are in no doubt that that's what's required and are looking forward to the next game against Chelsea."