Andre Gray is backing himself to succeed in the Championship with Watford this season after a difficult time in the Premier League during their relegation campaign.

The striker admitted he doubted his ability to perform in the top flight as he struggled to nail down a starting position, but believes he has shown in the past that in the second tier, he is capable of producing more often than not.

After scrambling in his first of the season against Coventry City before the international break, he hopes he can now return to the form that resulted in his big-money transfer to Vicarage Road, although he feels he is still adapting following his return from injury.

"I probably doubted myself in the Premier League," said Gray. "It's difficult and you don't get those sort of chances every week that come off your backside, but I think I had three or four chances in that game that on another day I would've scored. I've never doubted myself in this league, that's, that's a fact. I know that if I play every game from now until the end, that I will score goals, I believe in myself that much, especially in this league.

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"It's about playing games and getting on the scoresheet and I'll believe I'll do that."

Regardless of his form and how things are going for the team on the pitch, Gray says that his commitment to the club is something that could never have been called into question.

"I've had a lot of a lot of downs, probably more than I've had ups here," he said. "But the one thing I've never had in question is, my commitment. I'm a professional person. I haven't had a day off since I've been here, that's not in my nature, and when times have been hard I've just put my head down and just tried to get through it.

"I didn't play as much as I would have hoped for whatever reason but look I'm here. The only motive for me now is to is play and score and get the club promoted, simple as that."

Even with those lows outweighing the highs, Gray still feels he has proved his worth during his time at Vicarage Road, particularly with the important part he played in guiding Watford to the FA Cup final, with important goals during that run.

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Nevertheless, he hopes there is still more to come.

"If I get a consecutive run of games, I will score goals. That's probably one thing I haven't really hard here is a long run of games because at previous clubs I've gone through, in my first year in the Championship, I went nine games without scoring and then still managed to score 20 goals in the season.

"I just know that if I do get that consistency of playing, I will score and I will do well. It's obviously difficult for any player to not be in the squad consistently and find their form. We're at this position now where I can hope I can prove to the manager and and to the club that I'm worth my while."