Brian McDermott says he expects to mount a promotion challenge next term after Leeds United made a winning end to another difficult season.
Ross McCormack’s lob condemned Watford to a 2-1 defeat and a play-off semi-final against Leicester.
“It was an amazing game,” said McDermott. “Obviously we knew what was going on at Hull but we did what we had to do. I had a feeling Ross McCormack would make a difference today.
“Gianfranco is a friend of mine and I feel for him but during the game you have to do what you have to do.
“He’s a top person who has done a fantastic job, and they still have every chance of going up.”