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Rosler: A draw was fair

30 December 2012

Brentford boss Uwe Rosler admitted lowly Shrewsbury deserved a point after holding his promotion chasers to a 0-0 draw for the second time this season.

The result ended Brentford's blistering run of five straight victories in npower League 1.

"It was a fair result and I'm very happy with a point," said Rosler. "At this time of the year it's all about getting points, there's a lot of games and difficult conditions with the pitch although it was quite good to be honest for the amount of rain so I couldn't have asked for more."

Brentford were more dangerous in the second half and Marcelo Trotta, the striker on loan from Fulham, came closest for the Bees when his powerful shot took a deflection but was superbly clawed out by Shrewsbury goalkeeper Chris Weale.

"We went to a 4-4-2 and went for it," said Rosler. "We had some good opportunities but they did as well on the counter."

He added: "Compliments to Shrewsbury as they had a game plan at our place and we drew 0-0. Both teams were equal and we got a draw. I can live with that especially when you see the results from other teams."

Shrewsbury manager Graham Turner was pleased with his side's hard-working display but admitted he was frustrated his men failed to accept one of their chances.

"We're slightly disappointed," reflected Turner. "From the first-half performance I thought we should have gone in the lead.

"Brentford had a fair amount of the ball and a bit of pressure in the second half but we still had several good chances. There's just a tinge of disappointment we weren't ahead at half-time.

"In the team-talk before the game I spoke about how it was time we kept a clean sheet and that everybody had to work hard to make sure that happened and we've done that."

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