Harlee Dean believes departing Brentford favourite Alan McCormack will be an asset wherever he goes.
The Irishman played his last game and Bees fans honoured him before, during and after the game for his four dignified years of service.
Dean was sent off in the closing stages and handed the captain's armband to McCormack; a fitting tribute for a fine servant for the club.
The skipper said: “He'll be a loss for us. You saw him come on today with the quality he's got. He's one of my best friends and I think he'll be a big loss.
“Unfortunately, the club haven't decided to keep him but he'll be an asset wherever he goes. He's an experienced professional and that's what this group of players needs around them to help them grow as players.
“He demanded the best in training day in day out and if you weren't at it he'd tell you.
“Wherever he goes, they've got a great player coming in who'll benefit the team and the club, including the youth team.”