Watford manager Walter Mazzarri has backed Odion Ighalo despite his loss of form in front of goal.
The former Udinese forward who enjoyed a better return of 17 league goals last season has found the back of the net just once this campaign.
And his coach believes the Nigerian forward to get back to scoring ways.
“He still has confidence because we as a team have confidence in him,” Mazzarri told Daily Star.
“They are periods where players are more in form than others. But we believe in him and it is just a matter of him scoring.
“Mainly what I ask from my forwards is not to score but to play well. Of course he came back from Nigeria two days ago so it is very difficult to prepare.
“I have four forwards and various options and will make a decision later.”
Watford are placed 11th on the English Premier League table and they visit Middlesbrough on Sunday.