Fans Deserved That Victory - Watkins
Ollie Watkins enjoyed a good night out at Griffin Park on Tuesday evening as he helped Brentford to a heavy victor over Birmingham City.
Hosting Steve Cotterill's side on home soil for our latest Championship test, Brentford took the lead just after the half hour mark with Watkins opening the scoring and in between his 81st minute goal to secure his brace on the day, Florian Jozefzoon, Neal Maupay and a Marc Roberts own goal were added to the tally in a five nil victory.
Speaking to the Official Site as he met with the media post game, Watkins was quick to state that the home fans had deserved that kind of victory given their backing of the side once again this season.
Describing the performance as one of the 'best performances of the season.' so far, Watkins explained.
'That was up there with our best performances this season. It was nice to be out there and to be able to help the team. The home fans deserved that because a scoreline like that has been coming for a while.'
The former Exeter City man ended his own 12 game drought without a goal and the brace took him into double figures for the campaign. Speaking about his strikes on the day, he went on to add.
'With the first goal, it was a case of don't shoot, don't score. I'll take it at the end of the day. It'd been a while before that since I'd scored so it was nice to get on the scoresheet. With the second, I came inside, played it to Flo and he's found me inside the box. Thanks, Flo-Jo! Ten's a nice tally but hopefully I can keep getting more goals. I still need to get more clinical as I missed the chance before I scored my second this evening.'
The 22 year old was also asked about the welcome that three players in particular received following their switch from Griffin Park to St Andrew's Stadium over the summer, and he knew it was just part of the game.
'I only did pre-season with them. They`re three great lads and I wish them all the best - I hope they stay up. Players often receive a reaction like that when they return to a team they`ve left - it was expected. From our perspective, that`s two games this week for a return of six points; hopefully we can make it nine on Saturday.'