BRENTFORD boss Andy Scott hailed match-winner Leon Legge after he earned them victory against Walsall.
The former Tonbridge Angel defender headed the only goal of the game on 13 minutes when he met John Bostock's corner.
Scott revealed the Bees turned down several clubs who tried to take Legge on loan this week, and the 24-year-old repaid his manager with a man-of-the-match performance against the Saddlers.
Scott said: "We had several clubs interested in him, but we felt he deserved a chance. Others have had theirs and not taken them. He's been chomping at the bit to have a go.
"The tackle at the end was as good as a goal. It was vital, and he did very well.
"He's unbelievable in the air, and is only going to get better. Leon's an intelligent lad and desperate to do well. He's progressed very well."
The hosts dominated after Legge's early opener, and they should've been out of sight by the break.
Ben Strevens had an over head kick cleared off the line, while Charlie MacDonald also went close.
The Bees dominated after the interval too, but couldn't find a second killer goal.
And they had keeper Lewis Price to thank for sealing their spot in round three, with two fine saves to keep Walsall out.
Scott added: We got a little bit nervy near the end, but we kept a clean sheet which was good for us.
"It was a big improvement from the performance against Wycombe on Tuesday night."
BEES: Price 7, Foster 7, Bennett 8, Legge 9, Dickson 7, Bostock 7 (Murphy 89, 6), O'Connor 7, Bean 7, Wood 6 (Taylor 72, 7), MacDonald 7 (Hunt 83, 6), Strevens.
Subs (not used): Moore, Osborne, Saunders, Cort.