Forest were left frustrated by a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Huddersfield which extends the side’s current winless run to four games.
“We just didn’t pass the ball quick enough, that was a simple fact. We didn’t move the ball quick enough and then the game becomes slower,” said Burke.
“We did have chances, in the last couple of games we’ve had good chances and just haven’t taken them.”
Forest have a team, which is packed full of solid and creative players in possession, who are very difficult to deal with when the team moves the ball around quickly.
Huddersfield did well to sit back and take the pressure last weekend, but the game against Watford should be played at a higher pace, which should play into Forest’s hands.
Watford are in the hunt for automatic promotion into the Premier League and they will have to play some positive and fast football to try and force an error from the Forest defence.
Forest and Huddersfield had the same number of chances during the game over the weekend, with the main difference that the away side was more accurate in terms of shots on target.
If Dougie Freedman can stress the need for his side to defend effectively and counter attack sensibly with pace, there’s no reason why three points shouldn’t be achievable by the end of the game.
Burke’s message is a simple one, which will be echoed by the boss; move the ball quickly and make the most of those good chances.