'Watford becoming Sean Dyche's team' - Mark Yeates

Mark Yeates
Yeates has played 21 times since joining Watford from Sheffield United in the summer

Watford winger Mark Yeates believes the Hornets' improvement in form is down to adapting to boss Sean Dyche's style.

Watford failed to win any of Dyche's first six games as manager after he replaced Malky Mackay in the summer.

But the Vicarage Road side has recovered well, losing just one of their last seven outings.

""He was getting us all to understand what he wants from us - it does take time. It's the gaffer's team," Yeates told BBC Three Counties Radio.

The 26-year-old former Sheffield United midfielder continued: "The last seven or eight games it seems to be coming to the fore.

"We're playing well. Myself and Michael Kightley seem to be doing well on the wings. Seeing our skipper John Eustace on the bench shows we have good depth."

Watford fell to 22nd in the Championship after being beaten by Hull City on 22 October.

But they go into Saturday's visit of fifth-placed Leeds on the back of a resurgence that has lifted them to 17th in the table.

"We've got to go again," said Yeates. "We've got Leeds on Saturday who are a really good side, they went up to Nottingham Forest and beat them 4-0.

"But we fear nobody and I definitely feel Saturday at home, with our fans right behind us, we can definitely beat them."

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