Brentford manager Mark Warburton has praised Everton loanee Chris Long as his side struck four past Huddersfield last night.
Long got two of the goals as he replaced number one striker Andre Gray in the starting eleven, the first of which was the opener, a brilliant finish into the right bottom corner after a great turn past his defender.
The second came after Harry Bunn’s 22nd minute equaliser. Jota made a fine run down the right flank, managing to work his way into the Huddersfield box before getting a shot off, which Smithies saved. A miscommunication in the Huddersfield defence meant that the ball was spilled and Long blasted it into the corner.
It’s Long’s third goal for the West London club after making six substitute appearances previously before his start last night, and Mark Warburton is very optimistic about what he can do for Brentford during the remainder of the season.
He told Get West London: “I’m delighted for him. He’s done great in training. He’s chomping for a start. It helps [first-choice striker Andre Gray] by giving him a rest.
“Longy has come in tonight and he’ll be a real threat for the rest of the season.”
Featuring in the game was new loan signing Liam Moore, who joined on loan from Leicester last week until the end of the season. He returns to Griffin Park after a loan spell in 2013 where he featured seven times for them.
The win lifts Brentford back into the play-offs in sixth place having amassed 61 points so far this season, however if Ipswich Town avoid defeat to Leeds United tonight, the Bee’s will be back down to seventh.