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Brentford boss Andy Scott admitted it will take more time for his inexperienced side to hit their top form.

Steve Jones snatched a 1-1 draw for Walsall after Brentford failed to make their dominance, given to them by Ben Strevens' early strike, count. With a new midfielder, new on-loan Arsenal keeper and Ipswich loan defender Pim Balkestein in his side, Scott believes it will take time for his side to find their best form.

He said: ``Some of them didn't even know the other player's names so it will take time for them to get to know each other but there was some very good signs and this was a good performance, which means we haven't lost in four games."

He added: ``We dominated the first half but after the break we dropped a bit too deep and let them back into things which was disappointing, but you have to bear in mind that they are a good side who are looking to get in the play-offs.

``We lost Myles Weston with a hamstring pull midway through the second half and that undoubtedly affected us, but we are improving game by game and with a bit more ruthlessness and cutting out mistakes we will start to catch sides like Walsall up.''

Walsall boss Chris Hutchings admitted his side were under the cosh at the interval and said: ``Brentford played really well in the first half and we couldn't cope with their strikers who were causing us all sorts of problems.

``I wouldn't say that we were playing badly - they were just playing very well, but in the second half we got more of a grip on the game and in the end might have nicked all the points.''

He added: ``I'm disappointed that we didn't win it but it keeps are unbeaten run going and we will come back next week in the Cup game looking to build on our second-half performance.''

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