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'It's how you bounce back' says Nico Yennaris ahead of Forest

Midfielder talks to iFollow about the captaincy, the Carabao Cup and Nottingham Forest at Griffin Park

11 August 2017

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Nico Yennaris is looking forward to getting back to Griffin Park after captaining The Bees to victory on Tuesday night.

"It was obviously nice for me to lead the team out," said Nico. "It was a nice moment for me.

"I thought we controlled the game, we definitely had more possession. I just feel it was one of them where we didn't take our chances, we weren't clincal in the final third. We got caught on the break a few times and they had a few good chances but overall we dominated the game."

Nico was introduced to league action after an hour last weekend, coming on as a sub to introduce something different to the midfield with Brentford a goal down away from home.

"The gaffer said I gave the team a bit more energy in the middle and got the team forward. It was a hot day, so it was quite dry and a bit slow out there. I just came on to try and help the team as I do.

"We worked hard all pre-season, had a good pre-season, it wasn't the way we wanted to start off but these things happen. It's about how we bounce back from it, we got a good win on Tuesday and now we focus on Saturday."

Having played under Forest boss Mark Warburton, Nico recognises that the upcoming match will be a test for The Bees.

"We know how the team are probably going to play, after having played under Warbs before. They like to play out from the back and I think all of his teams tend to do the same, so we know it will be a good footballing game.

"I think as long as we turn up, do the right things and work together then I'm confident that this team can come away with a win."

Saturday's game sees the squad return to Griffin Park for a first taste of league action since Sunday 7 May.

"We obviously had a good game there in the last game of pre-season against Celta Vigo. I'm sure it will be a full house on Saturday, first game back, and it should be good."

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