MARK Travers insists he will "learn" and "grow" from the mistake which gifted Watford their opening goal against Cherries yesterday.

Having exchanged passes with Simon Francis, the goalkeeper's poor clearance was intercepted by Ismaila Sarr, who picked out an unmarked Abdoulaye Doucoure to fire home shortly before the interval.

Watford went on to win 3-0 with Troy Deeney and Roberto Pereyra finding the net in the second half as Cherries slipped to 19th in the Premier League.

Discussing his role in Doucoure's goal, Travers, who was making his first top-flight appearance of the season due to a hamstring injury to Aaron Ramsdale, told the Daily Echo: "It was a tight contest. Two teams in the bottom half of the table so we always knew it was going to be a difficult game.

"Disappointed to give away the first goal on my behalf – poor distribution and probably poor game management in the 42nd minute, probably look to go longer, especially where we are in the league.

"I’ll definitely learn from it, grow from it and keep going and hopefully get three points next weekend (against Norwich) because we’re not going to give up, we’re going to keep fighting."

The 20-year-old Irishman added: "At Bournemouth we try and play out. That’s what the gaffer wants, so that’s what we tried.

"But next time I’ll look to send my foot through it and go longer and squeeze up, especially that close to half-time.

"It was a tight contest at 0-0, so maybe next time I’ll go longer."