Warburton pleased despite Swindon defeat for Brentford

Early bath: Brentford boss Mark Warburton had no complaints over Adam Forshaw's second half red card at Swindon on Saturday

Early bath: Brentford boss Mark Warburton had no complaints over Adam Forshaw's second half red card at Swindon on Saturday

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Brentford boss Mark Warburton was far from disappointed with his side's 1-0 defeat at Swindon Town on Saturday.

A Louis Thompson strike for the hosts late in the first half was compounded by Bees midfielder Adam Forshaw's red card early in the second period  as Warburton's men lost ground on league leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers.

They are still seven points clear of third placed Leyton Orient with four games remaining and Easter weekend wins over Preston North End at home and at MK Dons will rubberstamp elevation to the Championship.

Three points in Wiltshire would have gone a long way to making the run-in a mere foramility, but Warburton remained delighted with his side's efforts.    

“If you start flashing yellow cards early in the game...and I said to the fourth official, 'we're going to have someone sent off here'... low and behold we did," said the manager.

"It was a rash tackle and a yellow card and there's no argument.

"We were very good the last half an hour. We bossed it. That's why we were frustrated when we gave away the goal. We were in control of the game.

"Loads of positives. Some of the performances were excellent. No lack of desire, intent or focus. Very pleased.

"Had we lost the game and not shown the right application it would have been different.”
 

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