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Gracia hints at a target of seventh place

11th February 2019, 16:30 by Simon Barlow

Head coach Javi Gracia says it would be a "great achievement" if Watford could finish the season in seventh place.

The Hornets are on course for their highest finish of the Premier League era and consolidated eighth position with their 1-0 home win over Everton on Saturday.

That victory closed the gap on seventh-placed Wolves to just a point as the Molineux men prepare to host Newcastle in their game in hand on Monday.

And Gracia appears to have set his side the target of overhauling Nuno Espirito Santo's men in the final 12 matches of the campaign.

He told Radio Marca: "We're a club that played in the Championship three years ago, so the priority is to stabilise in the Premier League and enjoy it year after year.

"Finishing seventh would be a great achievement, but anything better than the position of last season (14th), would be a success."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Simon Barlow has a wealth of journalism experience and in-depth knowledge in a number of sports. As well as his extensive football knowledge, Simon is also well versed on cricket, tennis, American Football and cycling amongst others.

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