Hughes hopes for more starts

07 November 2017 06:49:51 EST

Will Hughes hopes that he can become a regular in the Watford line-up after making his first top-flight start for the club at Everton.

The 22-year-old moved to Vicarage Road in June a for an initial £4.5million from Derby County, 9/2 to be promoted from the Championship this term, but had made only one substitute appearance in the Premier League for the Hornets before Sunday's match.

Marco Silva's side led 2-0 at Goodison Park before eventually losing 3-2, but Hughes was pleased to have been given the opportunity to prove his worth.

"It felt good. Obviously I haven't had much game time this season, so it was nice to finally get a start," Hughes said.

"The final result put a bit of a dampener on it. I am sure I will look back on it with fond memories further down the line though.

"The aim for any player is to play every game and it has been frustrating for me not to. I have to hold my hands up, we have been doing well, so I have had to be patient. If I get my chance again, I hope I will take it."

Hughes made 165 league appearances for Derby County before being snapped up by Watford, 13/10 to beat West Ham in their next match on 19th November.

"It is more tactical at this level. There is more quality on the ball and I hope that will stand me in good stead in the future," Hughes added.

"It has been difficult because I have been in the Championship for five years, so I knew it would be a big step up. Hopefully this will be the start of a long Premier League career."

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