Vladimir Ivic confirmed that neither Andre Gray or Joao Pedro were injured during Watford's 1-1 draw at Queens Park Rangers and said their substitutions were simply tactical.

Both players were removed at half-time as the Hornets failed to build on their early advantage and were forced to settle for a draw. 

However, they should both be available for selection in Wednesday evening's game away at Bristol City.

"It wasn't due to injury, it was a tactical moment, because we changed the system in the second-half," said Ivic. "Again, the plan was not to play just defence. When we play defence, we need to play with 11 players, how we want to in attack.

"Unfortunately we had a big problem in the second-half, and in some parts of the first-half. We need to think a lot to fix this problem because the next game is in three or four days and if we play like we play today, we don't have a chance."

Ivic also confirmed that absentees Tom Cleverley and Christian Kabasele are both injured and that he is awaiting further information before he knows when they will be available again.

"All of them is injured and all of them are out," he said. "I have to wait to hear from the medical team to let me know when they will be okay to be part of the squad."

Regardless of who plays for him on Wednesday evening, the Serbian is hoping to see a much improved performance.

"My team can do more, much more than we gave today," said Ivic. "We need to wake up, because if we have this goal what we have this year, these games, we should win this game.

"You need to you need to try to find the reason for this performance and for us it's important to play better game by game."