The 20 year-old striker is on a short-term loan with the London side and had already notched one goal before this evening leading manager Mark Warburton to extend his loan for another month.
Long's brace lifted Brentford back into the playoff places with the help of additional goals by Alex Pritchard and Jon Toral.
Elsewhere, another on-loan Blues striker, Conor McAleny, scored the third goal in Cardiff City's 3-1 win at Rotherham.
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1 Posted 03/03/2015 at 23:12:43
2 Posted 03/03/2015 at 23:30:37
5 Posted 04/03/2015 at 08:50:14
Long is another youngster who hasn't been given a chance by Martinez, even on the bench.
6 Posted 04/03/2015 at 11:01:53
Hopefully if he and McAleny can have good run-ins and score some more goals then they may persuade Martinez (or his successor!) that they can offer something to the first team.
One things is for sure is that we need more goals on the pitch. The burden placed on Lukaku is considerable at the moment.
7 Posted 04/03/2015 at 11:37:53
8 Posted 04/03/2015 at 11:50:20
9 Posted 04/03/2015 at 11:57:23
Strangely, when Gibson came on against Leicester and played positive passes forwards, they started to get forward; I even saw McCarthy in the penalty area. Yes, I did! Just a shame the goalkeeper chose the same moment to start chucking them in his own net, I suppose.
It isn't a complicated game, Bob. Play positive passes forwards and get midfield players to make runs into the penalty area. Go on, see what happens.
10 Posted 04/03/2015 at 12:30:12
I also agree with Dave in that he should’ve had more of a chance this season Â– particularly when Lukaku was out of shape and form at the beginning of the season, and also at a time when Long was looking sharp after pre-season.
11 Posted 04/03/2015 at 15:59:53
12 Posted 04/03/2015 at 19:13:07
I hope Brentford keep him for the rest of the season and take him for a season next year as he will develop well in the Championship. It will be a win-win deal for both clubs. The Bees fans are impressed with him so far.
He did play well, even though he was up front in a 4-5-1 system. From what I saw last night there is certain potential there and I expect to see him progress under Mark Warburton and Brentford.
13 Posted 04/03/2015 at 19:37:27
14 Posted 05/03/2015 at 14:32:40
And yes, should the unfathomable happen, then I think we keep Barkley. Everyone else of note gets sold but he stays to rebuild his reputation and his boyhood club. Gets us promoted back... THEN sold!
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