UWE Rosler has praised the good attitude shown by Watford loanee Lee Hodson after his return to the Brentford side.
The Northern Ireland international has endured a frustrating time since his switch to Griffin Park in November, making just five league starts for the Bees.
Hodson found himself stuck in the stands after the arrival of Liam Moore meant Brentford had six loanees – one more than permitted in a matchday squad.
However, the 21-year-old is back in the frame after Moore was recalled by Leicester earlier this month.
And boss Rosler has praised the youngster's professionalism.
The German manager said: “Lee was never out of the squad because of performances or lack of ability, it was only because we were only allowed to use five loanees.
“He coped with that very well, was very professional and even asked to play for the development side to keep himself fit.
“He's come in and done very well at Crewe and impressed in two positions against Portsmouth.
“Lee is a good lad, skilled and offers us pace and quality on the ball.
“He executes exactly what we want from him and we're happy to have him.”
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