‘If we could cut out some of the mistakes and convert some of our chances then we won’t have a problem beating most teams’Montell Moore thinks that cutting out mistakes will be the key to turning the fortunes of the Development Squad around this season.
Brentford slipped to their third defeat in four games at home to high-flying Huddersfield Town on Saturday at Griffin Park.
The Bees took the lead after 15 minutes through Sylvan Ebanks-Blake, who is training with Brentford for fitness, but the visitors levelled less than two minutes later as Joe Wright snuck in unmarked to head home.
The turnaround was completed three minutes later as Flo Bojaj poked home from close range after good work from Phillip Billing.
Speaking to Bees Player after the match Montell felt the Development Squad were not far away from an upturn in results.
The attacker said that if his side could cut out the small errors and convert more of their chances then they would begin to see better results.
“I thought in defence, seen as we had been conceding a few goals every game, it was much better,” said Montell.
“We need to score more goals but that will come.
“I don’t think I played the best but I thought I chipped in for the team.
“If we could cut out some of the mistakes and convert some of our chances, because we did create a lot, then we won’t have a problem beating most teams.
“It was one mistake and then a lack of concentration.
“I think if can just patch up these little things then we won’t have problems beating teams.
“When we are poor we can’t concede but it seems like when we are poor then we concede and concede.
“When we are good we need to convert more chances.
“Until that comes we just have to graft.
“I thought we deal with the physical test quite well.
“They had a big lad up front who was quite decent.
“We needed to get players in and around him to win second balls and also play it on the floor so they couldn’t use their physical presence.
“Jon Toral and I were the highest two players so we were looking to receive it through lines.
“After that we were looking to either go at the defence or try and find players in behind.
“I thought we did quite well and Charlie Adams did as well.”
Montell began the season making the bench for The Bees first two Sky Bet Championship games.
He also scored on his full debut against Dagenham & Redbridge in the Capital One Cup in August.
Since then he has found first-team football harder to come by but he is still very much pushing to be involved in the first-team.
The 18-year-old said that he is looking for more game time in the coming weeks and that getting back involved in the first-team squad is his main objective.
“I am in and out of the first-team at the moment and I am trying to push through,” said Montell.
“I am not that fit at the moment because I am hardly playing.
“I am on the bench here then on the bench there so I am just trying to keep fit and push into the first team.
“The management team have told me that I need to work hard and be better than the players that are in my position.”
Saturday’s game was played at Griffin Park as there was no first-team match due to the international break.
A crowd of around 600 watched the game while the players were treated to a full first-team pre-match preparation.
Having already been involved with the first-team set-up in recent months Montell understands how important it is for players to become familiar with a first-team match day before their debut.
“It was good to have the fans and they made a lot of noise for how many were here,” said Montell.
“Treating it like first-team is good because your mind-set is in it from early, you are eating the right stuff, you are watching clips of them and you and everything is around the game so it helps you to focus just on what you have to do.
“When you get into the first-team it is not a surprise.
“You know what you have to do, you know what’s happening and you fit in comfortably.
“It helps you then to play better as there are less things on your mind and you aren’t thinking about other things when you should be thinking about the game.”
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