Ben Wilmot has held himself personally responsible for Watford's 1-0 away defeat at Barnsley after making a mistake which resulted in the only goal of the game.

The defender's misplaced pass was gathered by Alex Mowatt, whose effort from range gave Ben Foster no chance. 

The Hornets were unable to create any shots on target against the Tykes and headed back to Hertfordshire on the back of a third game without a win.

Speaking to the club's matchday broadcast show Hive Live after the game, Wilmot said he was at fault for the goal and that he should have done better with a couple of chances that came his way in the second-half.

“I take responsibility for today because I gave the ball away for the goal and had two headers from corners; one should have been buried, the other was a bit more difficult,” he said. “If it wasn’t for those three mistakes then we probably would have taken all three points to be honest. I’m just very disappointed with myself today.”

Wilmot felt Watford's performance was good enough to warrant a better result than the one they ended up with, but in the end admits a moment of real quality divided the two teams come full-time.

“We had a lot of possession and created the better of the chances, they had one chance,” he said.

Watford Observer:

“It was a hell of a strike, probably one in a hundred for that lad but that’s the quality you’ll need to beat our goalkeeper to be fair. It was a hell of a strike.

“But with the amount of chances we created for ourselves, we did enough to win the game. But they defended very well to be fair to them.

“We created more chances than they did and especially the better ones, and the two decent ones fell to me.”

The Hornets now look ahead to Wednesday evening's game against Stoke City at Vicarage Road, where they remain unbeaten this season.

Wilmot knows there needs to be greater cohesion within the team in their upcoming fixtures if they are to get back to winning ways.

“It’s handy the games are coming thick and fast, so we haven’t got time to dwell on games like this and Wycombe,” he added. “We’ll move onto Wednesday pretty quickly, dust ourselves off and go again.

Watford Observer:

“The quality we’ve got in the squad will come out at some point, we’re just waiting for that one game where everything clicks together, and we all know it’s coming.

“It’s disappointing, games like today and Tuesday, but we’ve just got to move on, and everything will fit into place.”