Xisco Munoz will not be giving his players the weekend off despite them picking up third win in a row, as they beat Derby County 2-1 at Vicarage Road.

First half goals from Joao Pedro and Will Hughes meant that William Troost Ekong's second half own goal was ultimately of little consequence as the Hornets extended their winning run.

The head coach was pleased with his side's efforts in the match and said now was the time to continue the hard work, instead of having a rest.

"No day off," Said Munoz. "It's important to have good recoveries. We have excellent people working, like physios and everything and we have machines also for us to keep working very hard and we need to continue.

"We are near, but it's not enough. Now is the moment for continuing and to work hard."

The head coach praised his players for seeing the game out, but admitted things were more difficult towards the end as Derby piled on the pressure.

"I think it was a brilliant first half, we had control of the game. I think we played excellent in the first half," he said.

"In the second half, we saved the game and had a little more control. Of course we know in front of us we had a very good team and after when they scored one, they made it more difficult in the last minute or so, but I think the team had a good performance."

Asked if he would be following suit and celebrating with a beer, as he did after last weekend's win against Bristol City, he said: "Sure, we will have one beer more."