Date: 9th August 2017 at 12:52pm
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Romaine Sawyers has reflected on the League Cup first round victory over Wimbledon yesterday evening and he feels Brentford can take plenty of positives from the game.

Taking the match three one after extra time at Kingsmeadow with Bradley Watkins and Justin Shaibu joining him on the scoresheet, Sawyers was in positive spirits as he spoke with the Official Site as he met with the media post game.

‘We controlled the game in the first-half. We were obviously disappointed to go in 1-0 down but we said at half-time that we were doing the right things and just needed a bit of luck to get us over the line. Once we got back into the game we never looked like we were going to concede. We controlled it and the only time they looked like creating chances was through our own downfall. There are a lot of positives to take from the game. We had to be patient and it showed that, when we are patient, we can score three goals. I am all about the team but I was happy to score because it is something that I need to add to my game.’

With head coach Dean Smith making ten changes from the Sheffield United line up, Sawyers was one of those changes as he was pleased with the match minutes and his goal on the day.

‘We weren`t getting comfortable last year but we now know that there are people behind us, with quality, who can take our place. It shows strength in depth. We made however many changes and still looked like a team. As long as we have all got competition that is only going to help us reach our goal. We haven`t added for addings sake. We have added for different reasons. Everyone has their own role to play.’

He also spoke about the different dimension that Ollie Watkins and Kamohelo Mokotjo give us, praising the competition and options Smith now has.

‘When you win 3-1 and there are so many positives there`s always a chance of being involved at the weekend. The gaffer is now going to pick a team that has the quality to beat Nottingham Forest. We are not picking a team for the team`s sake. We can look at the opposition and think about which players will be good in this game and which will be good in another game.’

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