Ahmet Brkovic’s first goal of 2006, 17 minutes from time, rescued a point for Luton at Vicarage Road to virtually end Watford’s hopes of automatic promotion. It also means Luton’s slim hopes of gaining a play-off spot were extinguished.
The point confirms Watford’s play off place, but almost certainly means they won’t catch Sheffield United in the race for second spot.
Asked if he was concerned at his team’s poor form, Boothroyd said: “Yeah, 73 points. Awful.”