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Brentford star explains why Bees turned down shooting opportunities against Derby

The Bees had the bulk of possession against Derby on Tuesday night but only had two shots on target

Romaine Sawyers recognised the frustration from some Brentford fans when they wanted the Bees to shoot on the edge of the area.

The Bees had the bulk of possession against Derby on Tuesday night but only had two shots on target.

There were moments in the second half where fans were crying out for a shot, especially when around the penalty area, and frustration crept in when they passed the ball looking for a better opportunity.

Sawyers knows that he and his team mates have turned down those chances on occasions but it is because they trust each other to fashion a clearer chance.

He said: “I think sometimes we do turn down shooting opportunities. We trust each other to make the right decision.

Romaine Sawyers

“Sometimes it may look like we can shoot but we feel to play and so forth (will work better).

“We keep playing our way and we're patient and we want opportunities to come. We've got to keep believing.

Sawyers also believes that Derby showed them true respect by sitting back and looking to grind out an ugly 1-0 win.

He added: “I think it shows that we've got respect. They've done their homework and gave us the respect that they weren't going to beat us in a football game.

“We didn't panic, we didn't go long and we got our reward. We were unfortunate not to take the win against a so called big team in the league.”

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