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Interim coach Mullins calls on Watford players to be professional

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Watford interim boss Hayden Mullins has called on his players to be professional ahead of their remaining two Premier League games.

Hayden Mullins will see out the season as Watford boss for their final games of the current campaign.

The 41-year-old was the club’s u-23 boss but has been called to take charge of the senior team following Nigel Pearson’s dismissal on Sunday.

Watford are still under the threat of relegation but three points from their last two games could be enough to see them survive in the Premier League.

Those two games include Manchester City and Arsenal and Mullins knows a tough battle awaits his side.

The English manager has now called on the players to put Pearson’s dismissal away and focus on the job to be done on the pitch.

Mullins said as quoted by the club’s social channel: “One of the things we have had to deal with in the last couple of days is the manager leaving. However that has come about is something we can’t let dissuade us from our focus.”

“Our focus are the last two games. We know the manager was a big part of it, but the club have made a decision and us, the players and staff have to be professional enough to focus on the next two games.”

Mullins also added that his only focus is their next two games and he isn’t thinking of his long-term future at the club.

“That is my focus at the moment. My focus is on Tuesday and preparing for the game and anything more long term I have not thought of.”

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