Isaac Success felt Watford's defeat at Brentford was the result of fatigue after a long intense season.

The Hornets were beaten 2-0 at the Brentford Community Stadium, confirming that they will finish second in the Championship after next weekend's final match of the campaign, and struggled to match the intensity they have shown in recent weeks.

Not helping the cause was a raft of injuries to influential players, with Ismaila Sarr, Joao Pedro, Carlos Sanchez and Kiko Femenia ruled out ahead of kick off before both Joseph Hungbo and Tom Cleverley were forced off the pitch during the first half.

Success claimed that the injuries were not a problem, but that the season had just taken its toll.

“Not really because the players coming in can fit into the positions and the tactics of the team," the striker told Hive Live when asked if the missing players affected the team.

“I think the boys were just a little bit heavy and fatigued because it’s been a long season.

“We wanted to come here and get the three points, but now we’re looking to finish in style against Swansea.”

While head coach Xisco Munoz insisted he was not disappointed with the team's performance in the defeat, Success said the players themselves were upset not to have come away with the points.

“Brentford are a top team and they’ve been competitive since the beginning of the season,” he said. "We tried to get the three points but unluckily for us we’re leaving the stadium with no points.

“The boys have been giving everything in training week in, week out, even after the promotion.

“We’ve been fully focused on the coming games, so everyone will be upset right now in the dressing room but we’ll go home, get back to training and try to get the last three points of the season next weekend.”