Last Updated: Tue, 28 Feb 2012 15:02
Sean Dyche insists he must assess the season as a whole and not just recent form when making Watford's progress report.
The Hornets have suffered heavy back-to-back defeats littered with sloppy errors, going down 4-0 at Crystal Palace before Saturday's 3-0 home reverse to Southampton.
Yet that came on a back of a run of four matches without defeat, which included three victories. That pattern has very much been the story of a transitional season for a new-look Watford under manager Dyche, who himself is learning all the time in what is his first campaign in senior management.
"As a manager, I have to factor in the whole season to give proper context to the work that's going on here," Dyche told the club's official website.
"There have been some individual mistakes of late, but then not so long ago there have been some very solid and very pleasing team and individual performances.
"For me as a manager learning his trade and wanting to do what's best for this football club, I can't get caught up in the emotion of each 90 minutes. I have to be more pragmatic about the squad's development as a whole - both in the short, medium and longer-term interest of the club."
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