AFC Bournemouth: Brentford 'will learn' from League Cup thriller

BEES BOSS: Mark Warburton

BEES BOSS: Mark Warburton

First published in Sport Bournemouth Echo: Photograph of the Author by

BRENTFORD head to Dean Court on the back of an extraordinary League Cup tie against Dagenham & Redbridge in midweek, a clash boss Mark Warburton admitted had caused him embarrassment.

The newly-promoted Bees threw away the lead on no fewer than five occasions before eventually going through on penalties after the contest had finished 6-6.

Brentford had needed an equaliser from Harlee Dean three minutes from the end of extra-time to take what was a record-equalling scoreline in the competition to spot-kicks.

Warburton said: “It was embarrassing being ahead on so many occasions and not seeing out the game, but we will come back and learn from it. I am not sure I have seen anything like that before.”

Defender Jake Bidwell agreed with his manager and said he hoped for no repeat performance against Cherries tomorrow: “We are pleased to be in the next round but, as professionals, you feel a little bit embarrassed to be involved in a 6-6 draw. If we play like that against Bournemouth on Saturday, they will score double figures against us.”

Brentford, who missed out on promotion in dramatic circumstances at the end of 2012-13, returned to the second flight following a 21-year absence as League One runners-up to Wolves.

Striker Nick Proschwitz, one of their goalscorers against Daggers, could be a player to watch. The German signed a permanent deal last week after making just five league starts in two years at Hull.

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