"On a couple of occasions the full back did Dale Tongewhen he slipped but if we had won the first header for the opening goal it wouldn't have gone in. We were strong and solid and started to grow into that formation although it will take a bit of time, we certainly passed it better than last week and we gave 100 per cent.
"Before the game there were a few injuries and we are now down to the bare bones so there isn't a lot I can do apart from shuffle the pack. It wasn't a bad performance although a poor result and to concede the goal at the death was a killer blow.
"We may have to utilise the youth squad and have a look at other things but in general we performed OK in view of all that is going on at the club. You aren't going to get fluent football all the time, it wasn't from Brentford and they are a team with a bit more confidence but the lads have given everything they could apart from the lack of concentration for the goals.
"The fans might want to know why I took Tom Cahill off but I was a bit bemused as I didn't think we were getting out and not creating anything but when we made the changes we scored the equaliser, created chances and should have gone on to win the game.
"Adrian Pettigrew returned to Chelsea this week, he hasn't been a regular and there was a cost issue with the hotel charges that we were paying.
"We will now look at some of the young lads and see if they can step up. We have to be positive but there were some good signs and really we were unfortunate not to go on and win the game. Things aren't bright around the place at the moment so it was a disappointing reaction from the crowd who didn't like one or two of the decisions. They gave me some stick but that doesn't bother me, the proof of the pudding was at the end of the game when we had more chances than the rest of the afternoon."