Date: 19th August 2012 at 9:29am
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Brentford drew 0-0 at Bury yesterday after setting up with a fairly defensive formation against one of the division’s least fancied teams.

Uwe named a back five of Barron, Craig, Legge, Dean and Logan and the Bees defense were rarely troubled – but Trevor Carson in the home goal similarly had a very quiet afternoon

Brentford did get the ball in the net during the second half after Douglas stroked home sub El Alagui’s knock down but Farid was adjudged to have been offside in the build up.

The visitors best chance fell to Donaldson in the last minute but he fired into the side netting. Simon Moore made a couple of decent blocks in the second half whilst Harlee Dean survived a penalty shout after diving in to clear up some defensive sloppiness from his colleagues.

Adam Forshaw was the driving force for most of Brentford’s positive play -including a dominant period after half-time but was subbed for O’Connor to prevent injury in the second half and The Bees pretty well fizzled out tamely from that point onwards. It was Kev’s 400th Brentford appearance though – very rare to get a player of such loyalty during these fickle footballing times.

Scott Barron had a reasonable debut – although he did shirk one 50/50 which is a tad worrying. He also left the pitch injured but it’s hopefully not to serious.

Many fans left Lancashire wondering what might have been if we’d attacked from the off, but it’s slightly harsh to complain about an away point so early in the season.

In his post-match interview Uwe Rosler promised a new striker by Tuesday – talk on the terraces was of Charlton’s Paul Hayes. Hopefully we’ll start against Yeovil on Tuesday with more attacking endeavour.

Bees – Moore, Craig, Legge, Dean, Barron (Fredericks), Logan, Forshaw (Kev), Dave, Douglas, Saunders (El Alagui), Donaldson

Unused Bees – Gounet, Oyeleke, Dallas, Forrester