Brentford boss reflects on draw at Preston

20:30 17 November 2012

Brentford manager Uwe Rosler. Photo: PA

Brentford manager Uwe Rosler. Photo: PA

PA Archive/Press Association Images

Brentford manager Uwe Rosler felt his side were worthy of a point at Preston North End.

The Bees needed a last minute equaliser from Antonio German to cancel out Scott Laird’s opener just after the hour mark.

“I think in the first half, we were under par,” Rosler said. “They put pressure on us without creating big chances.

“Their chances came from mistakes. They were the better team in the first half. We got on top in the second half.

“They struggled with an extra deep player in the back four. Toumani started to play more and picked up more second balls.

“We pushed them back into their half. The goal came out of nothing.

“We had more dominance on the ball but we weren’t able to create the clear cut chance.

“We came in situations from wide. The number 17 [Jeffrey Monakana] had problems with Jake Bidwell and Shaleum Logan caused problems down the right.

“Our fitness is top draw. We put a lot of crosses in. I brought Antonio on as he was another striker. It was a great great goal.”

The Bees had won 3-1 at Deepdale last year and the German manager felt that the Lilywhites had improved since that game in March.

“Preston was more difficult this year than last year,” he said. “They are fitter this year and compact.

“Any team who comes here will find it difficult to establish themselves.

“It’s a difficult place to go to.”

Rosler felt that his side’s second half performance merited his side grabbing a draw from Lancashire.

“I felt in the first half, Preston deserved to go up,” he added.

“Also through our mistakes, I felt comfortable in the second half. I felt we looked strong and had more of the ball.

“We had more of the running. Some of the players tired out a little bit. Jeffrey Monakana was very good going forward.

“They tried to change it to stop Shaleum Logan going forward. We gained more momentum and we deserved something out of it.”

Related articles

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
1
2 3 4 5 6
7

Latest Brentford news

Saturday, April 30, 2016
West Ham United's Andy Carroll celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game from a penalty during the Barclays Premier League match at the King Power Stadium, Leicester.

We’ve picked out five fantastic bets ahead of a busy weekend of football both in the Premier League and the Football League where the race for the play-offs is hotting up.

Read more
Saturday, April 30, 2016
Charlton Athletic players walk onto the pitch before the game with Bolton

We round up all the injury and suspension news ahead of a big weekend of Championship action.

Read more
Saturday, April 23, 2016
Toby Alderweireld celebrates scoring Tottenham's second goal against Manchester United on Sunday

With season-defining matches for Spurs and Arsenal on the cards and a cup semi-final for Palace there is a bumper weekend of sport on the cards and our team have tried their best to predict it all.

Read more
Saturday, April 23, 2016
Charlton Athletic players walk onto the pitch before the game with Bolton

Who is in and who is out for your Championship side this weekend? We’ve put together a quick guide.

Read more
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Dean Smith, manager of Brentford looks on (Photo by Alex Broadway/Getty Images)

Brentford head coach Dean Smith hailed the impact of Scott Hogan, whose two-goal haul in three minutes sunk Cardiff and added to his late equaliser against Bristol City on Saturday.

Read more

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...

Competitions

Kindle 7 inch tablet

Are you looking for a brand new gadget to help you stay connected on the go and make that long journey home a bit more entertaining? Look no further. MyOffers is giving you the chance to win 1 of 50 Kindle Fire 7” Display Tablets! That’s 50 times more chances to win, so hurry up and enter our competition today and you could be one of our lucky winners!

Read more
Yummy traditional afternoon teas for two

MyOffers is giving you the chance to win 1 of 50 Traditional Afternoon Teas for two at a location of your choice! That’s 50 times more chances to win, so hurry up and enter our competition today and you could be one of our lucky winners!

Read more

Latest Tech News

Transport