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Brentford 'devastated' at loss - Forster

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Disappointed Brentford boss Nicky Forster admitted it was a measure of how far his team had progressed that they were "devastated" at losing to a last-minute winner against high-flying Huddersfield.

Town defender Peter Clarke struck the only goal of the game deep into injury time to break Bees hearts, smashing home a loose ball in the box as the home side failed to clear.

Forster said: "I think it says a lot that we've matched both Brighton and Huddersfield, who are first and second in the table, and been disappointed at losing late on to both of them when perhaps you could say we didn't deserve it on either occasion."

He added: "Maybe we need to get a little bit more ruthless in front of goal, but I thought Gary Alexander did well against a 6ft 4in defender, and there were a lot of positives to take out of the game.


 

"We've scored a lot of late goals ourselves this season, so to be on the receiving end is maybe evening things out.

"We're really disappointed because we definitely didn't deserve that, and I thought we played some decent football which possibly merited more."

Huddersfield boss Lee Clark was delighted with the win and paid tribute to match-winner Clarke.

He said: "I think it's quite fitting that our skipper has stepped up and won the game for us when it mattered. That's the man all over. He's been a tremendous signing for me and he deserves all he achieves for his determination to overcome setbacks and his desire to drive forward. He's been a magnificent player for us, and it's been a good week for us.

"We stayed together down in Bristol before the game (a 1-0 win at Bristol Rovers on Saturday), and we've taken six points with two clean sheets, and the lads have got to know each other a lot better.

"Now we have two massive home games and we have to make sure we make the most of those."

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