Vladimir Ivic wants to see more energy and a hunger from his Watford players when they travel to Barnsley this weekend.

Following disappointing results against Bournemouth and Wycombe Wanderers, the Hornets' head coach said that his players needed to show more desire to get three points, while also proving to him that they are worthy of their place in his starting lineup.

While the Hornets head coach recognises he has quality within his squad, he believes that without the will to win, they are unlikely to find get three points.

"I want to see more energy," said Ivic. "I want to see them them be hungry for victory, something that we need to do, not just the next game, every next game because if you don't have it, you cannot win. If we don't wish to win the game more than our opponent our quality cannot do something more because to show your quality, you must first of all, be strong in your decision.

"Every second and every moment during the game it must be there. And this is the first thing that we need to do to improve. And the players who will play will be the players who will give their maximum, full energy, every next game. It doesn't matter about the quality. First of all, they must put themselves to the team, and they must work harder. If they want to do it, it would be my pleasure to use them."

Reflecting on the draws with Bournemouth and Wycombe from the past week, Ivic said work needed to be done in both attack and in defence, with the Hornets not taking their chances to put the game beyond either opponent, before conceding goals from dead ball situations.

The head coach said his team needed to learn from others in the division and start fighting in a similar way.

"We cannot be satisfied with the points that we got to the last two games, because both games we conceded a goal from set pieces," said the 43-year-old. "In the last game, our opponent created a lot of chances and we cannot be satisfied, not just for the set pieces or with our defensive line, but with our finishing in the last part of the pitch, where we created some chances but we didn't take them in the way how we can.

"We have a team who want to be better and better and we can do it, just if we work. We are frustrated because we lost points, we are frustrated every time when we lose the points, and especially like Bournemouth in the last minute of the game.

"We need to learn from these games a lot. We need to adapt for this kind of game, how we play in the championship. It's a different type of football in the championship than in the Premier League, it's not the same. We must be the team who will fight like other teams."

One area where Ivic is hoping for development is his side's finishing, with the Hornets the lowest scoring team in the top six. However, he is less worried than others and remains optimistic that the goals will come.

"I believe more goals will come," he said. "The problem is, when you don't create, if you create and you miss it means that you are working. We have had some games where we didn't create the chances. At the beginning of the Championship we had two or three games where we had a problem to create the chances.

"We have showed that we have made progress in this attacking moment and now I believe that the goals will come.

"If we continue to work day by day we can be better."