Domingos Quina is aiming to add more goals to his game after scoring in Watford's 4-1 win over Preston North End on Saturday.

The midfielder is perhaps better known for his ability to find the net from range, but he opened the scoring at the weekend by getting on the end of Ismaila Sarr's cross and bundling the ball in from inside the six yard box.

Speaking to the club website after the match, Quina said he needs to make himself more of a threat in the future, by getting into similar positions.

“It's my first goal in the box,” he said. “That just shows I need to get in the box more often. Every time the ball goes wide, I need to gamble and try and get the first touch. A goal is a goal. I know Ismaila, with his quality, is going to get the ball and cross it. The striker is always going to be there, but I need to get in the box, too.”

After a sluggish start to the season, Quina has looked much more at home in Watford's last two games, even when he was deployed in an unfamiliar position, out on the left, against Preston.

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The 21-year-old said he had enjoyed himself in the game, but suggests there are still things he can improve on.

“I had fun in the second half, but we did well in the first half as well,” he said.

“We need to be more clinical in and around the box. We created chances in the first half and didn't take them but the second half we did it better. We talked as a team about controlling the game. We came out in the second half and everyone was on it. The game then just opened up.”

Quina was not the only midfielder to open his account for the season against the Lilywhites, with Nathaniel Chalobah also getting his name on the scoresheet.

“I'm very pleased for him,” added Quina. “He is like a brother for me. Since I joined, he has looked after me. I think he should have scored more goals than one. I'm happy for him – and it was a good one as well.”

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This weekend the Hornets will be given a further boost with the return of 2,000 supporters, who will be permitted to attend a match at Vicarage Road for the first time since the win over Liverpool in February.

Quina believes the fans will help keep the team focused.

“Everyone just feels comfortable playing at home,” he said. “And with the fans it will be much better. We need their support. It's different in an empty stadium. You can switch off sometimes and think it's training.”