Lasse Vibe is giving Brentford something they have been missing for the past two months – according to head coach Dean Smith.
The experienced Dane made his comeback as a second half sub in Saturday's 1-0 win over Millwall following two months injured on the sidelines.
He helped changed the shape of the game immediately, making intelligent runs behind Millwall's back four and pulling their defenders all over the place.
“Lasse gave them something to think about,” said Smith. “I've always said that when we play it into Neal's (Maupay) feet we need runners beyond him from our attacking midfielders or wide players.
“We probably never had that enough in the first half, there were a couple of times when his runners were mainly in front of him.
“But Lasse gives us that – he runs in behind and causes defenders problems, and we create chances from doing that. I's great to have him back.”
Smith was also delighted with match-winner Romaine Sawyers, who struck the only goal of the game with only his fourth goal from midfield in Brentford colours.
“He's been very good this season,” said Smith, “and he's started to get a few goals as well, which is important from those positions.
“We're spoilt for choice in there as we've got Josh McEachran, who came on today, and Kamohelo Mokotjo, who's ill with sickness.”