Watford's Matthew Connolly has underlined the importance of winning every game in the Sky Bet Championship run-in, after the Hornets secured three points against Nottingham Forest.Connolly and his team-mates triumphed 3-1 at the City Ground to move back up to third in the table, after their promotion rivals Middlesbrough, Norwich City and leaders Bournemouth all won on Tuesday.
Just two points separate those four sides at the summit with just three games to go, and the promotion race is set to go the distance.
“Our aim is to win every game from now until the end of the season, so we came here [to the City Ground] knowing we had to win and we got the job done. We took our three goals and it’s a good win,” the defender, on-loan from Cardiff City, told Hornets player.
Slavisa Jokanovic's men were in front in the fourth minute against Forest through Odion Ighalo, before Connolly opened his account for the club to double their lead.
Gary Gardner pulled one back for the hosts, after defender Kelvin Wilson had been sent off, before Almen Abdi secured three points for the promotion-chasers by finding the net in the 87th minute.
Connolly added: “It was very open, a bit too open towards the end when it was 2-1. We didn’t control the game very well when they went down to 10 men, we should have passed it a bit more, but these things happen in the Championship.
“It’s a bit hectic at times, but we’re just pleased to win the game and get those three points on the board.”