B Team Head Coach reflects on a different sort of test for his side
B Team Head Coach Kevin O'Connor was pleased with Brentford's victory over Southampton on the south coast today. His side won 5-2 at The Saints' training ground earlier this afternoon, thanks to goals from Danny Parish, Luke Dunn, Reece Cole and Kyjuon Marsh-Brown.
"I'm fairly happy," said Kevin, speaking after the final whistle. "It was against a young Southampton team so we had to keep doing what we are good at and keep the tempo high, which I felt we did in the second half.
"We deserved to win the game, it was a mental test for the boys because of the young team we have come up against, but it was good to win."
The win was Brentford B's fourth in their last five games. The team remain unbeaten since last October, something Kevin sees as a huge positive.
"Well we're not in a league but of course it is always important to win. The most important thing is to play well and we have been doing that in the last five or six games, so it's pleasing to take it into this game. It was a different test today but we still came out on top."
Kevin also spoke to Bees Player about his new role as Head Coach, a post he already has some experience with.
"It's good, I had a few months in the job last year doing it as well. It's more responsibility, which I'm enjoying and the team around us is fantastic. The boys are responding well, that's the most important thing."
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