Xisco Munoz has called for togetherness after Watford slipped to a derby day defeat away at Luton Town.

The Hornets were far from at their best at Kenilworth Road as a James Collins penalty dealt them a small setback in their quest for Premier League promotion.

A chance to recover from the loss comes on Tuesday evening in the shape of a trip to league leaders Norwich City, in which a reaction will most certainly be needed.

The head coach said he is now focusing on that game and keeping his side united.

"It was not our best performance and we know about this," said Munoz. "It's important that we need to stay together. Now is the moment we need to stay together, everyone, and now is important everyone puts more passion into our club.

"It's my job to try to get everyone one step in front. My team tried to give their best today. We know today is a very difficult game because we have a different situation and it was not our best performance.

"Now we prepare the maximum for the next game because it's important."

Ahead of the game, Watford were dealt a bit of a blow when Adam Masina was withdrawn through illness.

His replacement Achraf Lazaar made a big mistake in the build up to the game's only goal, but Munoz did not want to use the late change to his team as an excuse.

"It's normal," he insisted. "We play a lot of games, we have a lot of things happen, we have international players in the squad and many different moments. 

"We have 24 players or 25 players ready to play and it doesn't matter who plays or not. I don't want to make excuses."