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'We're getting back to scoring goals, winning as a team and playing well individually'

Scottish midfielder Ali Coote on the upcoming Watford match

7 November 2017

Ali Coote spoke to iFollow on Tuesday afternoon ahead of Brentford B's match with Watford on Friday. The Scottish midfielder discussed the match, the season so far and what he hopes to achieve heading into the winter.

"We've had a four day build-up in training," said Ali. "Two harder days leading to two lighter days. Training has been good, a good standard and good intensity. I think everyone is looking forward to it, it's been a while with our last game being in Italy.

"It'll be a First Team mix so you'd expect it to be a good standard, with good players. It will be an evenly contested game and I'm looking forward to it."

After arriving in the summer, Ali told us that he has now settled into life as a Brentford player.

"It's been good," he said. "There have been ups and downs. I started well, then got injured, now I'm working my way back. I'm enjoying it. It's a different lifestyle moving down but everything's been positive so far.

"Me and Theo [Archibald] are getting on well, living together in the house and playing lots of FIFA."

Despite still shaking off an injury, Ali was included on the squad list that flew to Milan to take part in a training camp with Kevin O'Connor and the rest of the B Team.

"I missed the first two games because of injury but it was a good period of time for me to just slowly come back into training. It was a nice chilled environment and then I featured in the last game. Overall, it was a successful trip with good results and the boys did well."

Having played in 16 games so far this season with Brentford B, scoring four times, Ali told iFollow how he feels heading into the winter months.

"I'm definitely happy so far," said Ali. "Just now getting back to scoring goals, winning as a team and playing well individually. Hopefully I'm catching the eye of the First Team staff.

"I think they are very fair. The main aim of the B Team is to get players and push them on to that level. I think there's a good number of boys training with them and I'd like to reach that level.

"My main aims are to play well, enjoy my football and coming in every day. Hopefully I'll get some time to train with the First Team when I'm fully fit."


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