If happiness for a manager is measured out in clean sheets, then Andy Scott has to be one of the most contented men around.

His team managed their sixth shut-out of the league Two campaign and they have now conceded only three in in their nine games. Only Peter Taylor's Wycombe can match that.

Brentford are so miserly at the back that once Charlie MacDonald had swept the Bees in front after 15 minutes against Macclesfield on Saturday, the outcome was never really in doubt. That said, it still needed a late save from Ben Hamer to ensure all three points were won at Griffin Park. 

Scott acknowledged his team needs to be more clinical, but the satisfaction of seeing his team extend their unbeaten run in the league to eight games since the opening day defeat at Bury - and that clean sheet - were ample compensation.

"We have conceded only three goals all season and that is impressive," Scott said.

"I am pleased with the way we are progressing. We are looking strong."

The Bees are fourth in the table, three points behind leaders Wycombe. Next up for them is Notts County away next Monday night.