Date: 10th February 2018 at 7:02pm
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Following today’s clash between Brentford and Preston North End, here are the instant reactions from both managers.

Brentford hosted Preston North End at Griffin Park for a 3pm kick off on Saturday February 10, with both sides playing out a score draw.

After a goalless first half, the visitors were first to the net through Tom Barkhuizen when his in swinging cross ended up in the corner of the goal in the 53rd minute, however Florian Jozefzoon had them level within ten minutes and that was where the scoring ended despite Preston being reduced to ten men for the final 15 minutes of the game.

Teams:

Brentford:

Bentley, Dalsgaard, Egan, Bjelland, Clarke, Yennaris, McEachran (MacLeod 80), Jozefzoon, Sawyers (Judge 74), Watkins, Maupay (Camargo Hansen 74).

Substitutes:

Mokotjo, Ogbene, Daniels, Barbet.

Preston:

Rudd, Fisher, Huntington, Spurr, Cunningham, Gallagher (Welsh 66), Browne, Bodin (Horgan 89), Johnson, Barkhuizen, Robinson (Woods 76).

Substitutes:

Harrop, Moult, Maxwell, Earl.

Speaking to the BBC’s cameras a short time after match day referee Simon Hooper blew the final whistle, Brentford head coach Dean Smith explained.

‘There has been a lot of frustration this season as we have drawn too many games, especially when we have been on top like we were today. They had a couple of chances in the first tem minutes but other than that we defended very well. Their goal came out of nothing and our response was good. We need to be more clinical as we are certainly creating chances. They are on a really good run of form and it shows are performance levels are good.’

Preston manager Alex Neil in his comparative interview explained.

‘It was a hard-fought match. My team worked extremely hard. This has never been a good hunting-ground fro Preston. In the first half we had the best chances – I wouldn’t necessarily say we were the best team – and then, in the second half, the sending off really changed everything. We just defended for our lives after that to make sure we got something out of it. I thought both yellow cards were soft. I don’t think every foul is a booking.’

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