Vital Football

Latest Brentford FC News

Sawyers Takes Wimbledon Positives

Sawyers Takes Wimbledon Positives

Romaine Sawyers has reflected on the League Cup first round victory over Wimbledon yesterday evening and he feels Brentford can take plenty of positives from the game.

Taking the match three one after extra time at Kingsmeadow with Bradley Watkins and Justin Shaibu joining him on the scoresheet, Sawyers was in positive spirits as he spoke with the Official Site as he met with the media post game.

'We controlled the game in the first-half. We were obviously disappointed to go in 1-0 down but we said at half-time that we were doing the right things and just needed a bit of luck to get us over the line. Once we got back into the game we never looked like we were going to concede. We controlled it and the only time they looked like creating chances was through our own downfall. There are a lot of positives to take from the game. We had to be patient and it showed that, when we are patient, we can score three goals. I am all about the team but I was happy to score because it is something that I need to add to my game.'

With head coach Dean Smith making ten changes from the Sheffield United line up, Sawyers was one of those changes as he was pleased with the match minutes and his goal on the day.

'We weren`t getting comfortable last year but we now know that there are people behind us, with quality, who can take our place. It shows strength in depth. We made however many changes and still looked like a team. As long as we have all got competition that is only going to help us reach our goal. We haven`t added for addings sake. We have added for different reasons. Everyone has their own role to play.'

He also spoke about the different dimension that Ollie Watkins and Kamohelo Mokotjo give us, praising the competition and options Smith now has.

'When you win 3-1 and there are so many positives there`s always a chance of being involved at the weekend. The gaffer is now going to pick a team that has the quality to beat Nottingham Forest. We are not picking a team for the team`s sake. We can look at the opposition and think about which players will be good in this game and which will be good in another game.'

Brentford Bloggers

Join The Vital Debate



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Site Staff
Date:Wednesday August 9 2017
Time: 12:51PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Brentford Articles

Ipswich v Brentford - Follow On Twitter - 19-8-17

Brentford go to Portman Road as the visitors to Ipswich today, this will be a 3pm kick-off.

Bentley Expecting Tough Ipswich Tie

Goalkeeper Daniel Bentley has been speaking about how he expects a tough game against Ipswich Town this weekend and he's reflected on making 50 Brentford appearances.

Vital Championship Preview - 18th-19th August 2017

The 2017-18 season continues with the latest round of games this weekend, 18th-19th August.

Brentford Youngster Hoping For More Chances

Greek fullback Ilias Chatzitheodoridis has reflected on his Brentford debut and he's hoping for more first team action this season as you'd expect.

Archived Vital Brentford Articles

Vital Brentford articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Brentford
Write For Vital Brentford
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Ipswich Town v Brentford
Suggested By:
Brentford win34%
Ipswich win33%
Draw33%
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Brentford Results (view all)

Brentford Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.collioure_bee10
2.Kentbee7
3.RebelBee5
4.Spanish Bee3
5.condorman1
The Vital Football Members League