Brentford quotes

Last updated : 05 March 2003 By Michael Morris
Scott Young - (BBC)
"Seven points from three away games - we'd have taken that at the start of the week," -

Lennie Lawrence - (TeamTalk)
"I'm pleased because Brentford are a decent side who make life difficult for you. We said at half-time that if we kept playing the same way the chances would come, and in the end we were worth our two goals.

"It was a very good team performance, but I thought the two centre-backs were excellent.

"I thought he (Scott Young) was outstanding, but all the lads worked hard,"

Graham Kavanagh - (Western Mail)
"They say adversity brings you together and that has happened at Cardiff," said Kavanagh. "We've had some stick in recent weeks but that has created a bond between us in the dressing room.

"We were booed after drawing with Plymouth at Ninian Park a couple of weeks ago. We came in the following day and had a chat about a few things. I think we've now got the same spirit at the club that Wimbledon had during the 1980s and 1990s. We've come together as a group.

"Because of all the criticism we've had we could have folded as a team but we haven't. We've stuck together and come out the other side. The game at Stockport on Saturday (1-1) showed the spirit we've got at the club. We lost three players with injury but still managed to get a result.

"And against Brentford we had to make a few changes. A few lads came in and we managed to get the win. There is a real togetherness at the club right now. Everyone is working extremely hard for each other. Spencer came in tonight and did really well. He had a point to prove in this match and he's done that.

"I had stick earlier in the season. There's no point moaning about it. You've just got to work hard to get rid of the problem. I did that. I feel good about myself and I'm now enjoying my football. Spencer has now got to do the same thing."

Bees boss Wally Downes - (Brentford FC)
“I was really pleased the way we played in the first half. I thought we matched them. I emphasised to them how important it was to get off to a good start because I don’t think we have done in the last couple of home games. I was really disappointed we gave the goal away the way we did.

"It was a needless free-kick given away, but then to leave Kavanagh unmarked there on his own, with the freedom of the pitch to cross the ball, was poor organisation. They had not carved us open before then. They had some reasonable ball in front of us but that’s something we should be able to stop. It’s an organisational thing, being bright enough to sense a bit of danger”.

“We should see that you shouldn’t be allowed to have the ball there on his own to pick people out - and we should have gone out to him quicker. It’s a set-piece fifteen yards from goal, we’ve got to see the danger there a bit quicker than that. I was disappointed for them as they worked so hard to that point, took the game to them and to gift them something like that, it was a choker for them".