Darius to enjoy first goal
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Darius Henderson is determined to enjoy his first Premiership goal for Watford.
Darius Henderson is determined to enjoy his first Premiership goal, which boosted Watford's chances of survival.
The striker had not scored in his previous 25 appearances in the league this season prior to converting the decisive penalty against relegation rivals West Ham United on Saturday.
Henderson admits he has had 'nightmares' about some of the chances he has missed this term and will make the most of his first top-flight strike.
"It's been nine months since I tasted this feeling, so I'm really going to enjoy the moment," said Henderson, whose previous goal was in last season's play-off final.
"The manager keeps picking me and the fans have kept singing my name, so I must be doing something right, although I would be lying if I said I hadn't suffered any flashbacks or nightmares about some of my early-season misses.
"Two in particular against Manchester United and Charlton were great chances, so it's a great feeling finally to get off the mark and take a massive three points."
Watford are now seven points from safety and Henderson outlined the belief that the Premiership's bottom club can stay up.
He added: "If we haven't got the belief and we can't see ourselves staying up, then it won't happen.
"We have a strong belief before every game. If we didn't we would be doomed already.
"We are still in with a chance and we will give it our all.
"We have the desire and fight to get out of this. We have got to fight now otherwise we will find ourselves going down."