Yoann Barbet believes he linked up with with Andreas Bjelland on the left side of the Brentford defence in the 0-0 draw at Derby.

The Frenchman returned to the starting line up at left back with the Dane moving to the middle after Harlee Dean picked up his fifth yellow card of the campaign at Newcastle.

And the 23-year-old enjoyed the experience and believes the pair worked well as a unit.

Barbet said: “I think we did well together. It's nice to play next to him. He has a lot of experience. He's an international so it's good to play with players like that.

“He's left footed also so it's easy to find him and easy for him to find me. We'll keep going and see what happens.”

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Having struggled for minutes after picking up an injury on the eve of the season, Barbet was a happy man to just be on the pitch.

He added: “As a player, I'm always happy to play games. I started tonight. We didn't concede a goal which is always good as a defender.

“We did really well as a team but we need to be better with the last pass as we had chances in the second half to score.

“We should have had a penalty as well but that's football. I think a draw is a normal result for both teams.”

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Having played most of his games at Brentford as a centre back, he adjusted well to the role on the left side of defence.

He explained: “It's different because you have to push forward more but it's good because you have more time to play as well.

“It's nice when you can go forward and play with the midfield as well as the striker. We just have to run more – that's it.”