Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores eager for season to begin

The Spaniard has spoken of his excitement after the 2015-16 fixture list release.

The Hornets return to the Premier League after an eight-year absence and excitement is building as the start of the new campaign edges closer. Aidy Boothroyd was at the helm the last time Premier League football was seen Vicarage Road back in the 2006-07 campaign and new boss Quique Sanchez Flores is chomping at the bit to get started.

“Seeing the fixtures and knowing I will be part of this with Watford makes me want the start of the season to be here tomorrow,” Flores told the club's official website.

Watford have been handed a tough start, travelling to Goodison Park to face Everton on the opening day before playing host to West Bromwich Albion and Southampton. August is wrapped up with a trip to Manchester City's Etihad Stadium home, as Watford get an early taste of the glamorous side of England’s top tier.

Flores isn’t looking too far ahead, however, instead preferring to focus on the opening day fixture against The Toffees and preparing accordingly.

"To play a club with a big history on the first day means we can focus straight away on what to expect from the PL.”

He echoed the excitement fans feel on fixture release day as tough runs, rival's fixtures and derby days are mulled over while holidays are booked in earnest.

“Seeing the matches mean everyone feels something special getting closer - this is why I cannot wait to start my work.”

Watford fans will be hoping the excitement can be maintained, and a good start is critical if that is to happen. Newly-promoted clubs can often find themselves adrift early on as the poor results mount up and Sanchez Flores must now use the next month-and-a-half of preparation to ensure that such a fate doesn’t befall Watford.

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