Watford head coach Vladimir Ivic said Andre Gray has made no one proud after he broke lockdown regulations to host a gathering at his house on Saturday evening.

News broke on Monday that the striker had held a get-together with friends at his home the evening after the Hornets had beaten Preston North End 4-1, in contravention of national restrictions brought in place to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

It is the second time the forward has broken lockdown rules this year, after he also held a birthday party at his house back in June, with both Nathaniel Chalobah and Domingos Quina also involved. No other players were present at this second flouting of the regulations.

While Gray made a brief statement to the Sun, apologising and admitting he was naive to invite people round, Ivic plans to speak to the player about his actions and said without discipline in his team, they had no chance of achieving their goals this season.

"I will speak with him," said Ivic. "I didn't speak with him yet. We will do it.

"We know that he's our player. We need to think about other players here, about the discipline, what we want to have in our team because without that, we cannot succeed. No chance.

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"Andre, I believe he understands what's happened and for sure, it's not a good moment for him. If you ask now about our fans how they will react, in this moment, I don't know.

"I'm sure that no one likes it and no one is proud because of this. People can make mistakes, but they need to take responsibility for these mistakes and don't do the same mistakes."

Ivic went on to say that without his side being united and working together they would not be successful and told his players to think about how they behave at all times.

"The most important for me is to unite the group," he said. "All of us have the same goal, all of us work for the team. You have to give your maximum every day, it doesn't matter if it's practise, or if it's a game.

"We know that in one football club where you have 30 people, if everyone does whatever they want, you don't have a chance to have success.

"The players need to take care about what they do, not just in here in the training ground. They need to take care, they need to be responsible for every movement out of the stadium, out of the training ground."

It has been a miserable few days for Gray who, prior to the party at his house, had limped out of the win against Preston with a hamstring injury.

Ivic said he was still waiting for more information to determine how long he would be out for, but confirmed he would definitely miss tomorrow night's trip to Nottingham Forest.

"In this moment, how long he will stay out, I don't know yet," said the head coach. "I'm waiting for information, but for sure he will not be available to play tomorrow.

"We hope that it's not something dangerous, how it was in the first injury that he had when he stayed out for a long period and I'm waiting today for a final answer, to find out exactly how long he will stay out."