Ashley Fletcher was disappointed to see Watford go out of the Carabao Cup last night, with a 3-1 defeat to Stoke City.

The striker scored his second goal in the competition on the night, but realises that an absence of league cup fixtures will reduce the number of opportunities he will get to show head coach Xisco Munoz what he is capable of doing in a match.

Up to now, the former Middlesbrough man has yet to feature in the league and said he will have to rely on making an impact with cameo appearances between now and January, before the Hornets begin their involvement in the FA Cup.

"I haven't had any minutes yet in the Premier League," said Fletcher

"All you can do is, when you get the opportunity to play, try and impress. I don't think I played particularly well tonight but getting on the scoresheet can always help so hopefully I can keep pushing. Obviously we're out the competition so it's disappointing in that respect, but it was good to get another goal.

"Obviously the games now are just Premier League until January, but all I can do is, in training, keep trying to impress, keep scoring goals and if I get 10 minutes at the weekend against Newcastle, try and make an impact."

Despite chances being limited, Fletcher is enjoying the opportunity to develop himself at a Premier League club but knows he has some tough competition for places with Emmanuel Dennis, Joshua King and Ismaila Sarr impressing at the weekend.

"I came from Middlesbrough in the Championship where we were mid table for the last couple of seasons," he said.

"Then to have been given the opportunity to come to Watford in the Premier League and being in around this team has been fantastic for me.

"I'm learning every day and I'm trying to push myself to be the best I can be. Games like tonight are so important for me to try and impress and show to the manager that I want to be starting, I want to be coming on at the weekend against the Premier League teams.

"The players who played the last few games, obviously the Norwich game which was fantastic, so you look at that team and you don't really expect too many changes for the weekend and they've earned that with the performance.

"Again, for me it's just trying to keep banging on the door and then hopefully I'll get an opportunity and try and do the best I can."