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Foster vows Watford will continue to hunt Wolves down

Ben Foster insists Watford will continue to chase Wolves down in the race for seventh spot.

Seventh-placed Wolves are four points ahead of Watford with two games left after beating them 2-1 at Vicarage Road on Saturday.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s side entertain relegated but in-form Fulham this Saturday before going to Liverpool for what could be a title decider on the final day. Watford got to Chelsea before hosting West Ham, while Leicester, who are eighth and three points behind Wolves, go to Manchester City before playing Chelsea at home.

It is hugely disappointing to lose the game in the way that we did,” said Foster. “It was a big opportunity to steal a march on everyone and try to claim that seventh position.

But we have a couple of games left (in the league). They are difficult fixtures but we will give it all we have got.

There is still lots to play for. Nobody will be taking their foot off the gas. We have a Cup final in three weeks’ time and whatever happens between now and then, it has still been a successful season.”

Foster was at fault in the build-up to Diogo Jota’s winner after he misjudged Ruben Neves’s 52-yard pass. He admitted the goal affected Watford after they had made an impressive start to the second half.

He (Neves) lumped the ball to be honest with you. I was umming and ahhing whether I could get it and the wind pushed it to the back post, but even then we can’t allow players to run in unmarked and allow them to get on the end of things like that,” said the 36-year-old former Albion keeper.

Their second goal was a sucker punch. The first period was a bit nip and tuck but the response from us in the second half was brilliant.

We scored the equaliser early and there was only one team probing and looking likely to score. To then concede the way we did was a big sucker punch and really took the wind out the lads.

There wasn’t much at all between the two teams. We lacked a little bit of quality in front of goal and our only shot on target was actually our equaliser.

But we have two games left and we will give it everything we have.”