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Neves wants to reward support by beating Watford

Ruben Neves wants to reward Wolves fans for their support by beating Watford.

The classy midfielder has been bowled over by the ‘unbelievable’ following from supporters and he wants to repay them with a victory at Vicarage Road.

Wolves of course have painful recent memories of facing the Hornets who beat them at Wembley after extra-time to reach the FA Cup final, while they also won 2-0 at Molineux earlier in the season.

Wolves climbed back above Watford into seventh after their 3-1 win against Arsenal on Wednesday night. Javi Gracia’s side are a point and a place behind.

Neves said: “We are thankful for all of our fans for their support, even in the three games we went without a win. It’s unbelievable. We want them to keep going with us because we have a lot of things to achieve.

It will be a really good game. They (Watford) have a very good team and we’re all fighting for the same thing. It’s one more game and we will play the same way, to try to get a good win.

We’re looking forward to the next game. We know what we want to do.”

Neves added to his growing number of wonder goals with another collector’s item, this time a dipping, curling25-yard free kick to open the scoring against the Gunners.

The former Porto midfielder insists the team performances was more important than his fourth Premier League goal of the season however.

It was a good goal but it was mainly for the performance of all the team,” he added.

It (goal) was very good and I was very happy for the goal. But I have to look forward now. I thought we deserved the win.

We scored three goals in the first half and I thought we controlled the game. After that Arsenal had more of the ball but that’s normal because they were losing 3-0 and they were looking for the goal.

But I don’t think they had many chances and it was a great result for us.”

Neves was relieved to the see the chances go in after the frustration of the Brighton game last Saturday, when Wolves had to settle for a point in a 0-0 draw despite dominating the game.

We had chances on Saturday as well but this time we bounced back really well against a big team,” he said. “That’s the way and we have three games to go.”