ROB Kiernan admits he's going to have to bide his time to force his way into the Brentford first team.
The Chronicle exclusively revealed last week that the Wigan Athletic defender had been brought in to provide cover for the injured Leon Legge and Kevin O'Connor.
Kiernan was an unused sub in Saturday's draw at Preston but made a late cameo after coming off the bench in last night's win at Swindon.
But with first-choice centre-back pairing Harlee Dean and Tony Craig in formidable form and Brentford unbeaten in seven games, Kiernan knows he has to wait for his chance.
He said: "I can't expect to walk into any team, especially one that's on form like we are at the moment.
“The two lads at the back have been different class so I'll have to bide my time.
“There's a few of us at Wigan who are on the brink and looking for first-team games. Travelling with the squad is good but you want to be playing. If I can't do that at Wigan at the moment hopefully I can do it here.
“I would never turn down a loan move – nothing beats playing competitive games in front of a crowd rather than playing in the ressies or sitting in the stands.”
The 21-year-old was brought on in a defensive midfield role late on to help shore up Brentford's lead as they hung on for a hard-fought win at the County Ground.
And the former Watford youngster says he's happy to play out of position to get competitive action.
“The gaffer told me to go on, screen the defence and make a nuisance of myself,” he added.
“I can do a job there sitting in front of the defence. I'm happy to play anywhere but centre-back's my best position.
“We had a clean sheet and got the three points so it couldn't have gone better for us.”
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