‘Brentford are a joy to watch’ states former Premier League midfielder

Wednesday, February 12th, 2020 1:15pm

By Ali McDowall

David Prutton commented on the Bees’ form saying it is a pleasure to watch Thomas Frank’s side play.

The Bees are flying high in the Championship this season and are a serious contender for promotion to the topflight of English football for the first time in 73 years. 

The West-London club sit in fourth place just two points behind promotion rivals Leeds United in 2nd following their 1-1 stalemate last night. 

Despite missing out on the opportunity to leapfrog United in the table, the Bees are still in imperious form having lost just one from seven and if they can keep their momentum going will claim a spot in the play-offs come the end of the season for sure. 

Speaking to Posh Boys on Love Sport Radio, former Leeds David Prutton commented on how Brentford have been able to sustain their push for promotion. 

“Brentford are just enjoying their season; they are scoring goals freely, expansively playing football and they’re a joy to watch. 

“Brentford are built on the best defence in the Championship, it’s built on having a lad up front who was a winger in Ollie Watkins who seems to have stumbled across his best position and is the Championship’s top scorer alongside Mitrovic who is probably on four times as much money.

“I think they do operate under less expectation and I think that’s just because of the history of the club but the chemistry is there, Thomas Frank is a superb coach. 

“He’s got a real empathy with his players and there’s a common factor in that and they’ve grown into the season.”

Ollie Watkins has had a massive impact on Brentford’s fortunes this season with his clinical finishing in front of goal, accumulating 20 goals so far. 

Speaking to Martin Allen and Patrick Christys on Love Sport Breakfast, former Brentford defender Karleigh Osborne said that no matter where the Bees end up at the end of the season the chances of holding on to their star man are slim.

"If they go up, it will give the club a little bit more of a chance. But if he continues to produce the form he has been producing, it will be very hard to hold onto him, even if they do go up."

Osborne added that there is a real prospect for the West-Londoners to clinch promotion this season.

"I think they could have a serious stab at the premier league without a doubt. The draw [versus Leeds] keeps them well in contention.

“At this stage of the season it’s just about collecting points."

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