Xisco Munoz has demanded "change" from his Watford players away from home as he looks to tackle their main issue this season.

The Hornets’ home form is the best in the Championship, but on the road they have struggled, picking up just two wins so far, affecting their place in the league enough to keep them out of the automatic promotion spots.

Off the back of two home victories, and with two away matches in front of them against Stoke City and Millwall, Munoz believes now is the moment for his side to show that they can still be a force away from Vicarage Road.

“We need change,” said the head coach. “We need to change this and it’s important to give our maximum, to get three points in this game and we will try to change this if we want to continue to stay in a good position.

“In the last 11 games. I don’t remember, but I think they won only two and these are not numbers to stay in the top of the table.

“The team already knows, now is the moment. The last game was a good performance, it doesn’t matter about the results. I was very happy with them because they worked very hard, and they gave good things in defence and offence.

“Everyone knows that now is the moment for us to start to change this problem, because it is one problem for us.”

A win at Stoke would also see Watford pick up three consecutive victories for the first time this season, with back-to-back wins the best they have managed thus far.

Munoz said achieving that would be a step in the right direction and would give their confidence a boost.

“First, it’s important to know in front we have Stoke, and they’re a very good team,” he said. “[Michael O’Neill] has very good tactics, he has very good players and I’m sure it’s going to be a difficult game for us. But it’s one step more for our confidence to trust in our job, and to continue our hard work.

“It’s one step one important step for us, but the championship is long. For us, it’s important to start to change our bad results away.”

In order to turn their away form around, Munoz wants to see his side on the front foot, attacking their opponents and killing games off.

Against Barnsley on Tuesday they created enough chances to put the game beyond their opponents, but were profligate and only managed to score once. Nevertheless, Munoz wants his side to continue to play this way.

“Our team is ready to attack,” he said. “We need every time to try to block the game and have the chance every time to score the second goal. And when we score the second, we want to score the third. The best football is in attack.”

While creating chances in attack, Munoz hopes his side can also continue to keep clean sheets.

Since his arrival, they have shut out their opponents in three out of four league matches.

“We will try to score a lot, but the most important is to not receive the goals and to keep a clean sheet,” he said.

“It’s important to continue because I’m very happy with the guys because we received no goals in the last three games at home in the championship.

“We need to keep this plus in defence and after I think we have good things in attack."