QUIQUE Sanchez Flores insists his Watford team will not underestimate Saints’ threat.

While his own position continues to be the subject of much speculation, the Spaniard is concentrating on his side's big game at St Mary's this evening.

"We know they are dangerous, they have very quick players, good players in the midfield, strong defenders,” the Watford manager said.

“But we have our players too, we have things we want to do. It should be even, like every single match in the Premier League.”

Watford are the only team below Saints but their only win of the season came in their last away game at Norwich City, the other club in the bottom three, following recent draws against Sheffield United, Spurs and Bournemouth.

“The situation is obviously not comfortable. It’s uncomfortable, it’s difficult and we can’t relax,” continued Sanchez Flores.

“We need to go one step more, one step up. We need to bring back the good feelings we had for the games against Tottenham and Norwich.

“We need to be focused with no distractions and concentrate on the work we are doing.

“It’s the only way we can do this if we want to change the situation. The only thing we can do is fight and fight a lot.”

Discussing his own position he continued: “Every single weekend, there are a lot of managers under pressure, it is normal. When we accept the challenge to lead teams, we accept the pressure and the responsibility that comes with the job. This is the situation.”

Watford are without several players tomorrow.

Defender Craig Dawson is the latest to enter their packed treatment room, having needed stitches in a head wound which forced him off at half-time against Burnley.

Christian Kabasele (hamstring) and Daryl Janmaat (knee) are also not available. Roberto Pereyra is stepping up his recovery from a thigh strain but will not be rushed back.

“We need to feel like the players are at 100 per cent to play,” Sanchez Flores said. So if I don’t feel like he is 100 per cent, then he will not play.”