Xisco Munoz claims Watford are taking a step-by-step approach with new arrival Philip Zinckernagel, who has started just once since arriving from Bodo/Glimt.

The Danish playmaker was thrown in at the deep end for his debut against Manchester United in the FA Cup, but has been limited to substitute appearances since then, despite Ken Sema picking up an injury.

Having recently played a full season in the Norwegian Eliteserien, Munoz said he wants to take a measured approach to ease Zinckernagel gently into life in England's second tier.

"I think now is the moment to take it step-by-step so he understands about the Championship," said the head coach. "We need to have a good balance. He's a good player and I think he can give us very good things but we need to take it step-by-step, game-by-game and I'm sure soon he will be able to give us very good moments."

Another player who may have to be patient in a pursuit of game time is new goakeeper Rob Elliot, who signed a short term deal in the wake of Ben Foster's broken finger to provide back up to Daniel Bachmann.

Munoz described Elliot as a "gladiator" and said he was happy to have him at his disposal.

"We have one Gladiator more for us," said Munoz. "It's important, he can help every time in the pitch, outside the pitch, in the changing room. I'm very happy that he is here and we have one more option.

Watford Observer:

"Danny is in a big level, I'm very happy with him. Also, we have Foster. I think we have three good goalkeepers and everyone knows what is the position of them.

"The most important thing is whoever plays gives their maximum for the team."