Tony Craig said Brentford’s 2-1 victory over Coventry City was a “very important” win.
The Bees recovered from conceding an early goal to hit back and win – their first victory after falling behind since Uwe Rösler took over as Brentford boss.
Harry Forrester equalised for The Bees before he won and then scored a stoppage time penalty to give his team the win.
Tony, speaking exclusively to Bees Player after the match, said it was important for Brentford to get back to winning ways after losing to Doncaster Rovers on Saturday and said the performance was one of the best of the season so far.
“It was very important to win,” said Tony.
“We suffered a disappointment last week and need to get back on a good run.
“Our home form has been very good this season and thankfully we got the right result in the end.
“This performance is right up there with some of our best this season.
“From start to finish we put them on the back foot.
“We had a disappointment at the start but there is a good team spirit here, that will take us a long way this season.
“We stuck together from front to back.
“It shows the character in the camp that we were able to come back from conceding early.
“We have done it a few times to get a draw and the gaffer [Uwe Rösler] said it is the first time in 16 months that we have come back from 1-0 down to win 2-1.
“That’s a good omen, hopefully it will continue.
“We had many chances, a lot of strikes on target and thankfully we got the right result in the last minute.”
Brentford’s first goal came when Harry Forrester slotted home a fantastic Adam Forshaw pass and Tony said that showed how The Bees can open teams up.
He said he had discussed penalty taking duty with Harry and said he told the midfield man if he was confident of ending Brentford’s run of one penalty scored in the last five he should step up.
“After they went 1-0 up they came to defend,” said Tony.
“Any team would do that.
“Adam Forshaw has done it a few times for us this season.
“We are capable of doing that, we can open any team in this league up.
“I need to give Harry his due; he has been practicing them in training.
“With the way he played tonight, it was just rewards for him.
“He said to me in the week he wanted to take them.
“I told him if he was confident and playing well enough he should do it.
“Thankfully today it went in.”
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