Ashley Fletcher is feeling confident after scoring his first Watford goal in a friendly against Millwall last week.

The former Middlesbrough man came off the bench for the second half and scored the winning goal as the Hornets picked up a 3-2 win behind closed doors.

Speaking in a club interview after another friendly appearance against Colchester United, the striker said he was hoping to add a few more goals before the season starts properly in just under a month.

“It’s important to get your first goal for any team, even though it’s only friendlies, so hopefully I’ll get a few more,” said Fletcher.

“I should’ve had one or two more [against Colchester] but goals give confidence, so I’m delighted. There’s certainly competition for places so it’s going to be good.

“The main thing is we’re creating chances and scoring goals. That’s important for any team going into a new season.

For Fletcher there is not replacing the atmosphere of a football match, so upcoming games against West Bromwich Albion, Stevenage, Barnsley and Crystal Palace will give him the perfect chance to get back into the right mindset.

Those matches will also give him more opportunities to play alongside his new teammates.

“You can do all the training, all the running and the sessions but games are what it’s about,” he added.

“I got 60 minutes today and 45 on Wednesday, so it’s decent. Millwall was a tough game and to be fair, Colchester played some good football.

“We had a few Under-23s playing who I thought were really good. There was a 16-year-old playing in the first game today so the standard of players in the Under-23s is really high and they coped really well and helped us win the game.

“All in all, it was a good week’s worth of work.”