Date: 19th April 2015 at 9:14pm
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Manager Neil Lennon has said he was largely pleased with the performance of the team in the game against Brentford yesterday.

Audio – Lennon’s Brentford Reaction (click here)

Speaking to the Official Site following the two all draw that saw us fight from a goal behind to secure a point twice, the gaffer explained.

‘It was an enjoyable game. It takes two teams to make a game like that, so I think you have to give Brentford credit for the way they approached it given their position in the league. Brentford`s style of play probably suits us a little. They play a very open style with a high line and that was something we thought we could use to our advantage.’

Trying to use just that to our advantage the gaffer went on to say that across the game he felt that we did in fact fashion the better chances in the match and he referenced the one on one Emile Heskey had with their goalkeeper in the first half – knowing he should have scored – and then Alfie’s attempt that was cleared off the line in the second period.

‘We kept going and got our rewards in the end. It was a justified equaliser in the second half because we had the better of the chances. We`re disappointed not to have won the game. When we`ve got the kinds of players that we have, there`s ability and pace in the side and we looked dangerous going forward. We`ve got a young side, with a lot of players coming through our academy. We`ve got to find the right blend now looking to next season.’

Lennon went on to confirm post game that Matt Mills and Josh Vela both missed out following injuries, and also confirmed reports that on loan Crystal Palace midfielder Barry Bannan and Neil Danns’ were missing over a disciplinary problem.

‘We`ve dealt with that issue internally. We set standards at the club and whilst we don`t mind players going out and socialising, there`s a line that you simply can`t cross. The players have been disciplined and we`ll look at it next week.’

There are a few other quotes doing the rounds that deal with their ‘indefinite suspensions’ where he confirmed they would also be fined the maximum amount he is allowed to impose on them, and that he also wasn’t sure how it would affect Bannan in terms of his loan spell with us – presumably also in light of the speculation suggesting we were interested in a permanent move over the summer given his performances.

One particular comment from him did also say effectively he was in a good mood today so maybe the players would be lucky next week.

In no interview though has he actually clarified what occurred which is right.

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