Brentford Verdict: Preston draw fortunate but that can only be a good sign

12:37 19 November 2012

Brentford manager Uwe Rosler. Photo: PA

Brentford manager Uwe Rosler. Photo: PA

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The telling sign of a good side is still picking up points when you aren’t playing well.

Brentford were fortunate to pick up a point at Preston North End, with Antonio German’s 89th minute header cancelling out Scott Laird’s opener after the hour mark,

It was a mark to how poor the Bees were that Steve Simonsen had no other saves to make.

Having dropped points at the likes of Bury and Scunthorpe, picking up a point at a very strong Preston side represents progress.

The Bees now face a crunch week of games with Swindon and Sheffield United. Four points has to be a minimum.

While Uwe Rosler was happy to single out the praise of Harlee Dean and describe Simon Moore’s performance as expected, it was the Bees stopper that earned the point.

Jeffrey Monakana constantly posed a threat but his efforts were dealt with brilliantly by Moore.

“I don’t think Simon made some outstanding saves,” Rosler said. “He didn’t give any rebounds. He contested one or two crosses.

“I don’t think he had three-four unbelieveable saves. I expected a talented goalkeeper like Simon to make those saves.

“He had a good strong performance but it was not outstanding.

“I think Harlee Dean had a fantastic game. The two full backs were very strong today. Shaleum Logan first half was outstanding.

“Simon got a lot of credit this season and he deserved it.

“Other players deserved their mention, especially Harlee Dean. He’s shown, at a very difficult place to go, what a talent he is.”

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