Ben Foster was delighted to have helped Watford put a stop to their losing streak away at Newcastle United on Saturday.

The goalkeeper was restored to the starting XI after recovering from a groin injury that had kept him sidelined since the end of November.

While he only faced on shot on target all game, a goal from the Magpies' Allan Saint-Maximin, the 38-year-old still felt he contributed to a result that could turn things around for the Hornets, who finally ended a run of seven defeats in all competitions.

Nevertheless, the veteran said that his teammates needed to show more self-belief in future games, and work out why this season they have regularly only begun to play well after going behind.

"I’m glad I could help the team a little bit today," Foster told the Premier League. "Today was about stopping the rot and definitely not losing and I think when you’re playing these six pointers against the likes of Newcastle, Norwich, Burnley, the most important thing is to not lose and to score like we did is very pleasing.

"I think we just need a little bit more belief. We know we’ve got good players didn’t get starting until we went 1-0 down.

"That’s psychology. We’re a bit better than in the olden times at talking about how we’re feeling. For me it’s one of the biggest things that can hold you back and we need to realise why it takes going a goal down for us to start believing in ourselves. It’s almost like we have nothing to lose when we go a goal down and we have to just go for it, but we need to do that from the first minute."

Looking ahead to Tuesday's trip to Turf Moor and Friday's visit of Norwich City, Foster insisted that not losing was the most important thing for the Hornets in those matches.

"They’re all just six pointers, simple as that," he continued. "The most important thing is to not lose because if we lose then the teams below us can gain ground on us and possibly overtake us, so that late goal we scored today is a massive goal, not just for us to stop Newcastle overtaking us, it mentally gets into their heads as well.

"It’s a nice feeling to come away from here with a point because it’s a difficult place to come here. When the Newcastle fans get going, they really do get behind the team."