JOK: THERE’S

The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP - By An­drew Brook

SLAV­ISA Jokanovic is pre­dict­ing plenty of twists for the Cham­pi­onship’s fi­nal-four con­tenders in the race for the Pre­mier League, but he ex­pects his Hor­nets to sting the rest.

Wat­ford matched Bournemouth, Nor­wich and Mid­dles­brough with a victory over strug­gling Mill­wall.

It was more ef­fi­cient than ex­hil­a­rat­ing, as a goal in ei­ther half proved enough against the rel­e­ga­tion­threat­ened Li­ons.

Jokanovic said: “For sup­port­ers it’s very nice com­pe­ti­tion. It’s one of the more in­ter­est­ing in the world with this many play­ers still with chances to be cham­pi­ons. I am en­joy­ing it and so is my team, and I ex­pect that we will find a happy end.

“For this we might have to play more games than the four in front of us, but I don’t be­lieve all the teams are go­ing to gain all their points. Some­body is go­ing to make mis­takes in th­ese four games. I don’t ex­pect we’ll make mis­takes, but you never know.

“I be­lieve in my­self, my play­ers, my staff, my club and my sup­port­ers. We have a good chance in th­ese four games, but if not we are still strong and we will still go for this tar­get in a dif­fer­ent way.

“We had some prob­lems dur­ing the game, but I can un­der­stand this, be­cause it was a very im­por­tant game and for Mill­wall too it was an im­por­tant game. I ex­pect we can play bet­ter in the re­main­ing four games.”

Wat­ford moved to within one goal of au­to­matic pro­mo­tion, but Jokanovic in­sisted that was not his con­cern, adding: “It is true that at this stage of the Cham­pi­onship goal dif­fer­ence is very im­por­tant, but it is not un­der my con­trol. I try to find ways to win the game. I don’t have plans to win five or six nil.”

It seems ex­tremely doubt­ful that Wat­ford’s fate will be de­cided be­fore the sea­son’s fi­nal day, but it now looks very prob­a­ble that Mill­wall’s will be. Buoyed by a rare win on Good Fri­day, the Li­ons en­joyed the bet­ter of at least the first half, but were un­done by clin­i­cal at­tack­ing that ended with goals for Matej Vy­dra and Ad­lene Gue­dioura.

Vy­dra opened the scor­ing with a pin­point first-half vol­ley that crept in­side the far post from Ikechi Anya’s cross.

PIC­TURE: Ac­tion Images

GROUP HUG: Wat­ford’s Ad­lene Gue­dioura cel­e­brates scor­ing their sec­ond goal with team-mates

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