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3 things we learnt about Brentford after their weekend battle with Birmingham City

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Brentford added another hard-earned point to their tally as they continue to hunt down promotion to the Premier League.

This one came away to Birmingham City, fighting back from a goal down to take a well-earned draw back to West London with them.

Lukas Jutkiewicz had given Pep Clotet’s side the lead early on but Brentford were not downbeat, equalising through Ethan Pinnock’s first for the club just four minutes later.

Here we take a look at THREE things we learned about Thomas Frank’s side following this one…

Baptiste impressive

His potential was well reported when he made the move to Brentford on deadline day of the January window and he showed his worth on his full debut against The Blues.

Playing the entire 90 minutes, the 21 year-old completed 75% of his passes, created one clear chance, made three interceptions and three tackles, showing all the attributes needed to play in that midfield three.

Replacing Josh Dasilva, who has been largely excellent this season, will have been no mean feet and Baptiste can be proud of what he did.

Gritty

Brentford have played lovely football for years now but this is perhaps the first season where they have shown such levels of grit and determination.

In past seasons, they may have come undone when a goal down and playing in woeful conditions which did not suit their style, but on Saturday they showed real progression on that front.

After going one down to Jutkiewicz’s header, many may have feared the worst, but a swift reply from Pinnock was just what they deserved and they could have even won the match as well.

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A good point

I think many Brentford fans will have silently been happy with a point from this one, even having dropped points at home to Leeds United in midweek.

Clotet’s side have been in great form of late, winning four of their previous six, and may have been confident of beating the Bees as well.

So to come away with a well earned point should not be a disappointment to them. It could prove very crucial come the end of the season.


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