Watford defender, Craig Cathcart, believes competition for places has been a ‘big factor’ in the clubs success this season.
Watford are currently sitting level on points with seventh place Wolves with 43, a tally which is two off the club’s highest ever record.
With the chance of playing in Europe next season and the possibility of winning the FA Cup, defender Cathcart believes the club has to take one game at a time.
Cathcart explained: “Playing in Europe will be a great achievement, but we can’t look ahead of ourselves, we have to take each game as it comes.
“We want to see how far we can go but I think the manager has to take a lot of credit because he makes us focus.”
The Watford defender, who has played every game in the league this season, believes competition for places has been a big factor in the clubs current success.
He said: “I think the competition for places has been a big factor in why we have been so successful this year. It’s something that is important for the club to have.
“We know if we have a dip in form then we are going to be out of the team and someone will take our place.”
In Watford’s upcoming FA Cup quarter final against Crystal Palace, the 30-year-old says the team will approach it like every other game.
He said: “The games we have played against them (Crystal Palace) were difficult and close but I am sure we will approach the game no differently to how we have before.
“Being at home gives us a little advantage and its one that we can hopefully capitalise on.”
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