Mark Warburton heaped praise on Chris Long after the Everton loanee scored twice in Brentford's 4-1 win over Huddersfield .
The 20-year-old, on his first start for the club, opened the scoring with a fine right-footed effort from 20 yards.
And, early in the second, he had his second as he pounced on a loose ball in the Terriers' penalty area to power the ball home.
Warburton said: “I'm delighted for him. He's done great in training. He's chomping for a start. It helps Andre by giving him a rest.
“Longy has come in tonight and he'll be a real threat for the rest of the season.”
The Bees boss is hopeful that he has proven to the Toffees that Long is worthwhile staying at Griffin Park as the Merseyside club prefer a month-to-month loan.
He added: “There have been discussions over loans. Premier League clubs are not going to commit to long-term loans.
“We must create the right environment and make sure Everton can see he's being looked after. We're grateful for the relationship we have with Everton.”
Warburton now had a headache to decide whether to restore Andre Gray to the starting XI or stick with the Everton youngster.
He said: “We always had a battle for the striker role. Andre has led the line in a 4-3-3 and a lot of players can't lead the line as well as he did.
“If you're going to drop him, you need a good excuse. He needs competition and he has that.”
Huddersfield boss Chris Powell, without meaning to, described it as a 'long night' for his side.
He said: "Mark made the decision to rest Gray and Long duly delivered and made it tough for us in that aspect."