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3 things we learned from Brentford’s 3-0 win over Wolves

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It was billed as a clash between two out-of-form sides in the Championship, as many expected a close game between the Bees and Kenny Jackett’s Wolves.

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Brentford had lost their last three before this meeting, shipping nine goals in the process whereas the away side had lost their last two games against teams they would have hoped to beat.

Yet it was Dean Smith’s who reversed their slump by comfortably dispatching Wolves who offered very little to the game.

Kenny Jackett is now under serious pressure to turn things around as the club’s winless run extended to seven games.

They’re now exactly the same distance (14 points) away from the bottom three as they are from the top six which just about sums up their season – average.

Brentford on the other hand are no three points above the Midlands side and will be hoping to finish the season strongly.

After yesterday’s convincing win for the Bees, Football League World writer Alex Grove takes a look at THREE things we learned from yesterday’s match……

1) Kenny Jackett could be facing the sack

It was another miserable defeat for the Wolves boss who is now under serious pressure from the fans to start delivering results.

Wolves have only managed to pick up three points out of their last 21 which has left them with no chance of making the play-offs.

Instead the club will now be looking nervously over their shoulder at the other end of the table praying that the teams below them don’t go on a winning run.

Wolves are only five points better off than when they were relegated to League One two years ago under Dean Saunders and the they certainly won’t want a repeat performance of that this season.

Of course, off the pitch, the club is in financial turmoil after Steve Morgan stated his desire to jump ship meaning that the club have had to significantly cut their wage bill.

He has also been hampered by injuries with Nouha Dicko, Jordan Graham, Dave Edwards and Michal Zyro all facing length lay-offs.

However when the going gets tough, it is usually the manager that pays the ultimate price and he will feel that his job is very much on the line if he doesn’t start picking up results in the next couple of games.

2. Wolves need to get Mike Williamson fit

Wolves’ defence seems to be getting more and more inept with each passing game and Kenny Jackett will be keen to get new signing Mike Williamson fit and ready for action.

The boss decided to drop Dominic Iorfa after some iffy performances of late but that couldn’t stop the rot as the club still capitulated to concede three and offer nothing in return.

If Wolves’ back four could be injected with some experience that could help to stop the slide and help Wolves see out the season in better fashion.

Williamson is still struggling with a hamstring injury and will miss Saturday’s home match against Derby but after that, Jackett will want to get the 32-year-old in his starting XI.

3. Brentford will be desperate to keep Alan Judge

He was the subject of a lot of transfer speculation during the January transfer window but the man dubbed “the Irish Messi” stayed at Griffin Park.

He put in another inspired performance last night to help the Bees to victory and they will be desperate to keep hold of him over the summer.

Dean Smith wants the 27-year-old to commit his future to the club before the end of the season and should he do that, you feel that he will continue to play an integral role next season as the Bees aim to make the jump to the Premier League.

Brentford fans – Are you happy that your club managed to stop the rot with a convincing win? Do you think you can make the play-offs or do you think eleven points is just too much to overturn with only 13 games to go?

Wolves fans – SHOULD JACKETT GO? Do you think he’s taken the club far enough? Do you think that the players should accept their share of the blame for a string of under-par performances?

Let us know your thoughts on last night’s result and how you think your clubs will do for the remainder of the season by leaving us a comment below!


I'm a 20-year-old trainee journalist at the University of Sheffield. Currently in the final year of my degree. I have a keen interest in sports journalism - specifically football - and like to keep myself informed about all the latest going's on in the football world. I am a suffering Wolves fan unfortunately! I had a season ticket for five years but had to give it up due to university commitments.

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