Jamal Lewis is out to recapture the good vibes he had in a memorable Norwich City spell while on loan at Watford.

Lewis’s attacking burst and deflected cross brought an equaliser for Mileta Rajovic in Tuesday’s 3-2 Championship comeback at Vicarage Road against his first club.

The Newcastle loanee is now back in the second tier and trying to emulate his previous success under Daniel Farke that landed a title winner’s medal, Premier League promotion and a move to the north-east.

“I’ll always be linked with Norwich City, because that was the club where I made my professional debut,” he said. “Everything at Norwich happened quite quickly; I made my debut, played a half a season in a similar environment as now, and the next season we struck a bit of magic; everything clicked and we got promoted.

"You get that winning feeling almost every week and you love being part of it.”

The attacking urges of academy graduates Lewis and Max Aarons on the opposite flank were key facets in that 2019 Championship title success at Carrow Road.

“Quite a few of the lads have moved from there since I left, but there’s a core of players still around at a club that is very family-oriented and welcoming – just like being here at Watford,” said the 25-year-old, speaking to the Hornets’ match programme. “There’s a tough period of games coming up and we’ve got to show our quality; it’s what helped me get promoted with Norwich a few years ago.

“With time, football clubs change and also the style of football changes. Comparing even three or four years ago in the Championship is really difficult because of the way that coaching styles have moved on.

"Full backs like myself are being asked to step into different areas of the pitch and create new angles to help open up opposition defences.

"It’s probably quite the on-trend thing at the moment, but I’m at my happiest – and always have been I think – flying down the outside of the pitch using my pace to the team’s advantage, to get us up the pitch or to create some real danger for the opposition.”