Bees spurred on by last year's hurt

Last Updated: Wed, 19 Mar 2014 11:01

Brentford boss Mark Warburton feels the memories of last season's heartbreak are pushing his players towards promotion.

The Bees famously missed out on automatic promotion with the last kick of the campaign before losing to Yeovil in the play-off final.

But Warburton's side look in even better shape this term with Saturday's 1-0 win over fellow high-flyers Leyton Orient lifting them into second place, just a point behind leaders Wolves.

Brentford host Coventry this weekend looking to strengthen their grip on a top-two spot and Warburton feels he has the right blend of youth and experience to finish the job this time around.

"George Saville is 20, Adam Forshaw is 22, Harlee Dean is 22, Alan Judge looks like an old man in this team at 25," he said.

"The senior pros - Tony Craig, Alan McCormack, Jonathan Douglas, Clayton Donaldson - put in outstanding performances against Orient.

"The players learnt from what happened last year and we are in good shape to keep pushing forward."

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