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Long makes final Bees appearance

by | 15/05/2015  Comments (2)  jump
Chris Long came on after 70 minutes with Brentford 4-1 down on aggregate in their Championship play-offs second leg against Middlesbrough this evening but he was unable to help the Bees rescue the game.

The Everton U21s striker has been been on loan with the London side for the second half of the season and had four goals to his name from 10 appearances before today.

He was introduced by manager Mark Warburton as the third and final change as Brentford chased the game following goals by Lee Tomlin and Kike that had made it 2-0 to Boro on the night but he would get just one chance which he sliced wide under pressure from his marker.

As the visitors committed men forward in desperation, the north-easterners caught them on the break and extended their advantage with a third through Albert Adomah 12 minutes from time.

Ex-Everton Academy players Jake Bidwell and Adam Forshaw also played in the game. Bidwell started for Brentford but was withdrawn midway through the second half while Forshaw was a late introduction for 'Boro with nine minutes left.

Middlesbrough, 5-1 winners over the two legs, will face the winner of the other playoffs semi-final — dubbed the "Old Farm" derby — between Ipswich Town to Norwich City to see who will become the third team promoted back to the Premier League.  

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Harold Matthews
1 Posted 16/05/2015 at 12:19:52
Came on for the last 20 minutes and got one half chance which needed to be hit first time but he took a touch and was foiled by a good tackle.

Looked a good footballer who was able to pass and move in tight areas. Very young but didnÂ’t look out of place and demanded the ball.

Fran Mitchell
2 Posted 16/05/2015 at 17:50:23
With luck, the right attitude and good training this guy could be a decent Premier League striker.

Worth giving him a chance as LukakuÂ’s backup, I reckon.

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