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