Nigel Pearson insists Watford still have a lot of work to do, despite picking up two vital wins in a week.

The Hornets followed up Tuesday's win over Norwich City by coming from behind to get the better of Newcastle. 

While Pearson is keen to give his players credit for the results, he is not declaring his team safe just yet, with three games still to go.

"It's never easy for players to be able to deal with the sustained disappointment that we've had this season," he said. "We've not had a spell where we've been out of trouble all season and we still have got a lot of work to do.

"Credit where it's due, the players, although it's a difficult situation, found answers today. It's the second game in a week where we've gone a goal behind, but were able to win it, so I think, let's just look at it on the positive aspects of that and I have to reflect very much on how the players have coped with the situation and they've done exceptionally well.

"It doesn't matter how good a squad you have, they've still got to be able to deal with the mental pressures that players are under to perform."

One player who rose to the challenge against Newcastle was captain Troy Deeney, who converted two penalties to turn the game in Watford's favour.

Pearson praised his skipper's ability to perform in difficult circumstances.

"Troy's our player and he is prepared to take the responsibility and he's prepared to absorb some pressure," said the head coach. "That in itself takes some courage. He's had some criticism of late but his response to that sort of a scenario is to go out and take it into his hands and I'm very pleased that he was able to convert both of them."