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Clayton: 'I thought I'd just go for it'

Forward talks us through his brace at Griffin Park

15 April 2018

Bradley Clayton was in a good mood following Brentford B's 4-0 win over Anderlecht on Friday night at Griffin Park. The forward scored twice as Kevin O'Connor's side extended their winning streak to seven successive games.

"It extends our run of unbeaten games," said Bradley. "It's eight or nine now, I think. Another convincing win so we seem to be doing well at the moment."

After a slow start to the first half, Brentford B seemed to find their rhythm and the goals came soon enough. Bradley got himself a brace on the night, making his tally 10 for the season so far.

"We had to feel them out at first," he said. "They played three at the back so we had to kind of adjust ourselves to that, their formation and the way they play. Because it's a foreign team, you don't exactly know what you're goint to get. We had to adjust first half, then second half we ran away with it. Our quality showed through."

Asked to describe his second goal, a low volley from distance, Bradley responded: "It sat nicely so I thought I'd just go for it and I'm pleased with that goal."

He also talked us through the decision to allow Nikolaj Kirk the chance to score from the spot when referee Matthew Downey awarded The Bees a spot-kick, after Brad had netted twice already.

"I promised Kirky months ago that, because he hadn't scored yet for Brentford, I would give him a penalty if I won one. It's annoying that it had to come on this night but I had to keep my promise and give it to him. I'm happy that he scored."

Playing alongside Tom Field and Chiedozie Ogbene was also an experience that Brad was happy for.

"Yeah it is a big help," he said. "They've got experience beyond most of the team here. Sometimes the older boys might not match the enthusiasm of younger ones, but you can't fault them at all. They kick on and show everyone how it's done and match everyone then go a bit further. So it's always good to have good players with you."

He also touched on the support of over 500 fans in the stands at Griffin Park. 

"These, especially the night games, are the ones you look forward to in the season. It replicates a proper game so these are the ones that everyone gets psyched up for."

On Tuesday, the team fly out to Portugal on a run of top form. Bradley is hoping it continues as the season draws to a close.

"We're trying to go unbeaten until the end of the season, that's our goal and I think we're looking good to do it."


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