Watkins has finished the last two seasons as the top scorer but has netted just once in seven Premier League appearances so far this term. The 26-year-old remains in good spirits ahead of the campaign restart at Leeds on Sunday.
He said: “I feel like I have been playing well. The No.1 thing is I always work hard.
“Maybe I need to be a little more selfish and shoot. I like to think I am a team player. It will come. I will score some goals and go from there. I just need to be patient.”
Reports in France have, meanwhile, claimed out-of-favour midfielder Morgan Sanson missed out on a deadline day loan move to Espanyol due to the late submission of paperwork.
The clubs had agreed to the switch but missed the deadline by 15 minutes.