Watford head coach Xisco Munoz has described himself as "lucky" after Andre Gray stepped in for the suspended Joao Pedro to score twice in a 2-0 win over Wycombe Wanderers.

The striker scored either side of half time to ensure the Hornets recovered from their defeat to Bournemouth at the weekend and the boss said he was pleased to see him back on the score sheet after a difficult season so far in which he has only found the net once.

"I know what is the the life of the strikers," said Munoz "They depend on the goals. Sometimes they arrive, sometimes they don't arrive. Today they arrived and he gave us three points.

"I wish all the best until the final for him because I'm sure he's an important player for our team.

"I'm lucky because I have a very good squad and that's the most important in the difficult moments or in the important moments. Today Gray was back and gave us these two amazing goals and I think it's a brilliant performance for him.

"I'm happy because I know how he works every day about this and when I think, I think is good. It's a good problem for the coach when you have Troy, Perica, Gray, Joao Pedro in good moments and a good level."

Despite picking up three points, Munoz already had his mind on improvement, with Nottingham Forest due to arrive at Vicarage Road in just three days' time.

"We need to learn about the different situations because all the other teams know about us," he said. "We have different spaces we need to change, different tactics. We need to change the different timing of the football and I think our team every day has more and more situation to help save the game.

"It's not enough because I think we can get better every day, but we are we are in good direction."