Former Brentford striker Clinton Morrison has lauded the talents of Bees duo Ryan Woods and Ollie Watkins, who he played with at Exeter.
The Bees lead the Championship in attempts (285), shots on target (89), chances created (208) and touches in the opposition box (470). They are second in passes in the opposition half (4,445) and third in terms of possession (56.85).
Morrison sees Woods as one of the main architects of that, with his range of passing, lauding the Ginger Pirlo as one of the best midfielders in the division, while tipping Watkins for the highest level.
Speaking on Sky Sports' EFL Matters, Morrison said: “They create a lot of chances and keep the ball. They're not a team that gets forward quickly.
“In Woods, they've got one of the best midfielders around who creates a lot of chances.
“I think the guy up front Ollie Watkins, who I played with at Exeter, is brilliant. He wants to come in and learn and he's willing to learn.
“I remember when he was playing at left back in the reserves. I said look how football can change.
“Two, three years on, he's at Brentford in the Championship causing problems in the front three. I think he's a player can go on and play at the highest level.”
Brentford have leapt up the table in the last eight games and Morrison sees the win over Leeds as a big marker laid down to the rest of the Championship.
He added: “It was a big marker. The first one is a great forwards goal – you always dream of the keeper dropping it.
“There were mistakes but if you don't put the ball in the box or have a shot at goal you don't score.
“The goal from Woods is pure class. I think he's been brilliant and he's a proper footballer, dictating the way Brentford want to play.”
Morrison made eight appearances during a loan spell at Brentford from Sheffield Wednesday. He has also had spells at Crystal Palace, Birmingham, Coventry, Colchester and Exeter City.