THE BOYCE - We want to be party poopers

Emmerson Boyce
Emmerson Boyce

IT’S another big game for us at Watford on Saturday, and their confidence will be sky high after putting five past Fulham last weekend.

Fulham are a decent team, albeit they had 10 men for much of the game, but Watford gave them a lesson in taking chances and fully deserved their win.

We’ll have to be on our toes at the back, because we’ve seen what their strikers are capable of.

Troy Deeney got a hat-trick against Fulham, and he’ll be the main man for them again on Saturday.

He’s always been a threat whenever we’ve played against him, and I’m surprised a Premier League team hasn’t taken a chance on him yet.

If we can keep him quiet, we’ll have a good chance of picking something up - but only if we can start better than we did against Norwich last week.

We just didn’t turn up in that first 20 minutes, we showed them far too much respect and they took advantage and seized their chance when it came.

We were much better in the second half, but we couldn’t quite pull it around.

We tried hard, we pushed hard and got the ball into their box, but we couldn’t put the ball in the back of the net.

And to be fair that’s been pretty much the story of the season.

Once we start scoring goals and picking up points, the confidence levels will improve.

We know we’ve got the talent in the squad, but we’re just not converting that into goals and points on the board.

We’re trying everything we can to turn it around, and if we could do that before Christmas it would give us a massive boost.

And if we are realistically going to do anything this season, we we need to start as quickly as possible.

I see Sir Elton John is going to be the guest of honour at this weekend’s game, and Watford are going to name their new stand after him.

He’s a very good artist, been around for a few decades and had loads of hits so fair play.

It’s going to be a fantastic day for everyone connected to Watford, but we’ll be trying our best to be party-poopers and ruin their day.

I’m sure there’s a few secret Elton John fans in our dressing room - there are certainly a few questionable music tastes to be fair.

Andrew Taylor sorts the music out at the moment and I have to say some of his stuff is not too bad, a nice bit of hip hop which I like.

Back at home, we’ve got our Christmas decorations up, my wife and the kids have sorted that, and we’re all looking forward to Christmas.

It’s a great time of year, getting together with the whole family, although obviously we have to focus on the football as usual.

And three points this weekend means we’ll be able to enjoy the festive period that little bit more.

We know we’ve got enough ability and quality in the squad, we’ve got plenty of internationals and we need to start playing to our potential.

I’d like to finish by thanking the fans for their continued support.

Now is the time to keep the faith, and hopefully together we can turn the corner.

Emmerson Boyce was talking to Paul Kendrick