Kiko Femenia wants Watford to approach Saturday's derby with Luton Town with calmness and ambition, as the full-back looks to keep the promotion push on track.

The Hornets have a nine point gap between themselves and the chasing pack, although Swansea City could reduce it to seven points if they beat Sheffield Wednesday this evening.

Speaking to the club website after Friday night's 2-0 win over Reading, the Spanish defender described this weekend's match as another important opportunity in the Hornets' quest to return to the Premier League.

“It's a very important game for the fans,” said Femenia. “We have to reach it with calm and ambition as it's an opportunity to get three points and get us closer to the Premier League. We have a good squad and the quality to go up. That's the goal of the club. We have five finals and need to keep playing as we want to go up.”

Femenia's partnership with winger Ismaila Sarr could once again be the key to unlocking their opponents' defence come Saturday, with the pair linking up to devastating effect several times this season.

The duo combined well for Sarr's superb first goal against Reading on Friday before the Senegal winger added another, arguably better, goal just moments later.

The full-back is enjoying having a player of such quality in front of him at the moment and said the two understand one another very well.

“Isma is having an outstanding season,” he said. “He deserved his goals and helps the team, so everyone is very, very happy for him. He is a top-class player and I enjoy playing with him so much. We understand each other very well on the pitch and he helps me defensively. The team is working collectively and that's the most important thing.

“It was a very important game for us [against Reading], it was another final. We approached it in the right way and it's one step less to achieve our objective, so everyone is very happy. I was very happy we scored at an early stage as we know Reading have good quality players and a good quality squad. They are not easy to break through, but we approached it very well.”