Watford manager, Slaven Bilic has hailed Super Eagles forward, Samuel Kalu and hinted that the former Bordeaux player is gradually getting back to his best.

Watford returned to winning ways yesterday at the Vicarage Road, after losing two straight games, defeating Norwich by 2-1.

Former Nantes midfielder, Imran Louza had a penalty saved before putting the hosts in front – and Keinan Davis, up against his old Aston Villa boss Dean Smith, then doubled Watford’s lead.

The visitors got a cheeky goal back on the stroke of half-time, courtesy American Joshua Sargent. But couldn’t savage a point as Watford held on.

Samuel Kalu made his first appearance of the season for the Hornets. He replaced Ismaila Sarr in the 90th minute.

“Kalu has been looking sharp,” Bilic said after the game. Offensively he has that explosion and sharpness to beat a player – he’s still not fully fit, but he can still make a big impact for us.

“He is training very well and we can see in him something that makes us smile. He can beat players in a one v one and he is showing us he can make a difference on the pitch,” he concluded.

Watford, who are 10th and just five points off top spot, will be back in action on Wednesday evening at Millwall.