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Ryan Woods: “We’ll concentrate on ourselves”

Midfielder on QPR test

25 November 2017

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Ryan Woods said that Brentford will concentrate on themselves when speaking at Friday afternoon’s pre-QPR press conference. The 23-year-old, who has racked up 16 appearances this term and featured during the 4-1 victory at Loftus Road in August, admitted he was looking forward to a more open game on Monday evening following the visit of Burton Albion.

“It was difficult against Burton; they came to Griffin Park and didn’t play for the win”, Ryan told the press. “They managed to do that - it was difficult game for us. We’re always better when we’re on the front foot and we’ve got teams pressing us; when you’ve got two banks of four sat in front of you it can be difficult.”

While the Bees midfielder acknowledged that there’ll be a special atmosphere on Monday night, Ryan said that preparation for the game was like any other:

“It’s a derby game. These games always produce a great atmosphere; hopefully we can continue our run of form against them and continue scoring goals. We take each game as it comes. There’s always a bit of build-up to these games – particularly on the day – but we’ll prepare as normal in the hope that we can go there and get the three points.

“They like to get a lot of crosses into the box and they’re a very big team, but we never really worry about the opposition. We’ll concentrate on ourselves – what we’re good at and what we plan on doing to them – this game is no different.”

Having suffered only one defeat in eleven Sky Bet Championship outings, Ryan said that The Bees have uncovered another side to their game in recent weeks:

“We’ve lost one game in 11 – that’s Play-Off form if not promotion form. We’ve got to make sure we do the right things. I remember what Dan Bentley said earlier on in the season about us needing to win games ugly – particularly away from home. We can play our football in the way that we like to, but we’ve also got the other side to our game now.”

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