Mark Warburton reckons Bournemouth are a blueprint for Brentford to follow if they are to succeed in the Championship.
The Cherries were promoted to the second tier a year ago and surprised many by finishing 10th, something Bees boss Warburton would love to emulate.
Indeed, there was little to choose between the two sides as Bournemouth edged a tight game on the south coast 1-0 this afternoon.
Warburton said: “They're a good team and we have to look at them and learn from what they done last year. They had heavy defeats to Watford and Huddersfield, and then they did well after that.
“We came here a few years ago and the away end was open with the wind swirling around, but look at it now. The club is moving forward constantly, and we have to look at what they are doing. But I like to think others are looking to what we are doing too.”
Chances were pretty even in an entertaining game, with a Junior Stanislaus strike 19 minutes from time the only thing separating the two sides.
Warburton added: “It was a very positive performance, and I don't think we will come up against many better footballing sides than them. I thought the first half was evenly matched, but they came out after half time looking for the goal.
“We absorbed it and broke well, and we dominated the last 30 minutes, but we have to learn that the margins are fine at this level – one chance, one goal. It's a very disappointed dressing room as we should have got something from the game, but we have shown we can mix it at this level.”