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25 September 2013

Boss reacts to Will Grigg decision

Brentford Manager Uwe Rösler said he was very happy with the outcome of a Football League tribunal that set a compensation fee for Will Grigg.

A hearing this afternoon instructed Brentford to pay Walsall an initial fee of £325,000 compensation after signing the 22-year-old Northern Ireland international striker.

The striker joined The Bees on a three-year deal on July 1, after his contract at Walsall expired.

The two clubs could not reach an agreement on compensation and a tribunal was held today to decide the amount to pay.

Uwe said: “We are very happy with the outcome.

“The panel was very fair.

“The compensation is much closer to our valuation than Walsall’s.

“I am delighted to have it out of the way and now we can move on and Will can move on.

“It is a very positive outcome for our club.”

Will made his Brentford debut on the first day of the Sky Bet League One season against Port Vale and scored his first goals against Sheffield United a week later.

He has scored twice in six games for The Bees so far.

Uwe said Brentford will be taking part in another tribunal hearing soon, expected to be next week.

That panel will decide on the compensation due to Brentford after Harry Forrester joined Doncaster Rovers in the summer.

Like Will, Harry was out of contract in the summer and moved on.

Brentford are entitled to compensation for the time spent on his development.

Uwe added: “This also puts us in a good position for the Harry Forrester tribunal.

“We now know what to expect.”

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