Ben Foster is hoping Watford can grab three vital points on Saturday in a big derby day clash against Luton Town.

The goalkeeper was involved the last time the Hornets won at Kenilworth Road, back in 2006 when Darius Henderson and Malky Mackay scored in a 2-1 win and remembers how the rivals tried every trick in the book to make things uncomfortable for the visiting team.

He told the club website about that match and said that he hoped bragging rights would be coming back to Vicarage Road again this weekend.

“We won - and that's all that matters,” said Foster. “It was lively as soon as the coach turned up. It's not the most glamorous of stadiums and the changing rooms were a bit dingy, a little bit dark and they did all the old tricks like turning the heating up. The pitch was brutal and there were bobbles all over the place, but you have to adapt to the conditions and get the job done.

"We need to go there, get the game done, get the three points and then it's another step closer to where we want to be and where we should be. Hopefully Watford fans will have the bragging rights on Saturday.”

While Foster is not keen on adding pressure to games, he knows the game this weekend comes with the extra weight of Watford's promotion push.

A win would see the Hornets take another step closer to their return to the top flight.

“This one has a little bit more significance attached to it,” he said. “If we go and get three points and carry on the good run we have been on, then it's a huge game for us. It's a derby and we want to do it for ourselves but for the fans mainly. It's another chance to get three points and it will put us that little bit closer to where we need to be.

“I don't think there needs to be any extra importance on any game. You have to approach every single game in exactly the same way. You can't get too carried away or too emotional. You've got to carry on in the same way and that's what the Head Coach here has been so good at. Once a game is played, it's done, you forget about it and move on to the next one.”