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Gracia the difference for Gray

4th March 2019, 13:34 by Neil Foster

Striker Andre Gray has hailed the contribution of Watford manager Javi Gracia as they continue to shine in the Premier League.

The Hornets are currently second in the battle to be the top club outside the top six and sit eighth in the standings, level on 43 points with Wolves after beating Leicester 2-1 on Sunday.

It was another excellent display by the Vicarage Road outfit, with Gray bagging the winner in stoppage time to ensure all three points stayed at home.

Although Watford have an excellent squad with skilful players, it is their work ethic and team spirit that has impressed the most this term - something Gray feels is down to the man in charge.

"Even with the subs and the players not involved being frustrated, the manager has kept a solid team," he said. "He has kept the core of the team throughout most of the season.

"We know what we are doing. We are very well structured now. Just little things, like knowing when our days off are, we know how things needs to go.

"We are just working hard for each other. That is something we probably haven't had recently."

Watford look nailed on to finish in the top 10 and punters looking to use a free bet might fancy Leicester to join them if Brendan Rodgers can inspire his charges until the end of the campaign.

Gracia’s men are next in action against Manchester City on March 9 while Leicester host struggling Fulham on the same day.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Neil Foster is an experienced journalist who specialises in cricket and rugby union. Neil also has a solid knowledge of tennis, golf and football.

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