BRENTFORD boss Uwe Rosler shouldered some of the blame for last night's loss at Stevenage after admitting he got the tactics wrong.
Marcus Haber bagged the only goal of the game to inflict a 1-0 defeat on the Bees and deal a blow to their promotion hopes.
Rosler started with Jake Reeves, Jonathan Douglas and Tom Adeyemi in a three-man central midfield, but the move backfired as Stevenage dominated the first half.
Brentford improved after the break and had chances of their own before Haber scored the winner 15 minutes from time.
And Rosler held his hands up for his part in the reverse.
“The formation we had wasn’t working as good as I hoped,” said the German afterwards.
“We had three guys in central midfield and I felt we would get control out of that, especially with Jake Reeves, who is a good passer, to turn them. But we weren’t competing.
“We only had three or four players capable of competing with their physical strength and power and determination and desire.
“So in the second half we changed it and we looked much better. We had four or five good chances - shots in and around the box. They had one shot in the second half and scored.
“I think the goal sums it up. We gained possession deep in our own half, we could not clear it, it is headed back into our box, they put us under pressure and they out-muscled one of our centre-halves.
“They wanted it a bit more than us but it’s difficult to understand because we have a lot to fight for.
“But I take my fair share of blame for the formation. It didn’t work as well as I’d hoped.”
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