Forster: I want job permanently

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Interim Brentford boss Nicky Forster admitted in the wake of the 4-4 draw at Huddersfield that he wants the job permanently after revealing an announcement is due to be made by the club's board shortly.

The former Bees striker has plotted nine wins from 21 matches since taking over until the end of the season and came close to smashing Huddersfield's five-month unbeaten league record.

Forster said: "I think an announcement will be made soon and until then it's hard to plan for anything. But I'd love the job. I've been in the game 20 years. In my opinion it's the greatest game in sport and I really want to stay in it."

He added: "I feel honoured to have been given the role in the first place. I think I've learnt a lot and would love to carry on. It's been tough at times. We've still got seven players out and that's going to hurt any team. But I can't fault the lads who've been playing."

Brentford came from behind three times to earn a 4-4 draw in a thrilling encounter as Lewis Grabban and Jeff Schlupp scored twice.

"We showed we can live with the best in this league," Forster said. "We created a lot of chances and if we'd been tighter at the back we might have won. We had only one goal to show for our efforts in the first half but the lads up front worked really hard and took their chances well after the break."

Danny Ward scored Huddersfield's first two goals and then set up Benik Afobe and Lee Novak. The Terriers now face a play-off semi-final double header against Bournemouth and boss Lee Clark said: "Going 25 games unbeaten is a magnificent achievement.

"It was a very open game but I can't criticise the players because the last time we tasted defeat was back in December. I respect all the teams who are in the play-offs. They are all good teams and we'll have to be right at it from the start to win through."

He also hailed the contribution of substitute Kevin Kilbane, who came on to steady the ship when Town were rocking.

Clark said: "Kevin's 34 and never misses a minute's training. I wanted to give him a rest but had to bring him on because we needed his technical skill and nous and he showed just how important he is to this team."

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