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Mark Warburton hails Brentford's flair and grit

4 October 2014

Brentford boss Mark Warburton toasted some Spanish flair and Irish grit after watching his side sink Reading 3-1.

Midfield livewire Jota opened the scoring for the Bees and showed glimpses of the talent which persuaded Warburton to pay Celta Vigo £1million for him in the summer.

And former Republic of Ireland enforcer Douglas grabbed the crucial third, already equalling last season's goal tally of three, just as Reading were threatening to snatch a point.

"Jota has come over here and along with the other overseas boys we've brought in, they are technically gifted but they are learning about the intensity of our game," said Warburton.

"They're great talents but they need time to adjust, and he is getting stronger. There's no question about his technical ability.

"Dougie came back from the summer lighter and fitter. He's lean and hungry and it's not a fluke.

"His experience in the middle is much needed and he knows when to get forward. He was committed and got his just rewards.

"Reading are a very good team with a lot of quality. To a man defensively, we were immense. It's a very pleasing result.

"We could have taken better care of the ball - but if we're looking for criticism after beating Reading 3-1 then we're very happy."

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