Date: 5th August 2018 at 12:13pm
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While Rotherham United Manager Paul Warne was licking his wounds last night his Brentford counterpart Dean Smith had nothing but praise for his players.

Goals from Neal Maupay (two), Sergi Canos, Ollie Watkins and Lewis Macleod gave the Bees a five-one win at Griffin Park yesterday Smith seemed quite concerned with the goal his team conceded at the end.

Speaking to London Football News Mr Smith said of his disappointment, ‘There was a little too much tippy-tappy stuff around the back at five-nil.’

And there was us thinking it was just a good strike from distance from Will Vaulks.

Personally, after watching the game yesterday I don’t think Dean Smith has an awful lot to worry about. His players passed the ball well and ‘annoyed’ our players in the middle of the park and on the wings.

It’s been well documented today that apparently Brentford have turned down a bid for defender Chris Mepham from Bournemouth, actually if I was them I’d also be taking a look at Frenchman Neal Maupay, who we seemed to let have far too much room in and around the box. (And maybe if the referee had kept a closer look on what the Bees number nineteen was doing, he might have issued a yellow or two).

As for Paul Warne it’s back to square one and his job tomorrow morning will be to lift the Millers and get ready for the first home game of the season next weekend when Ipswich Town are at the New York Stadium.

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