Bees hero ‘had no nerves whatsoever’

Ice cool Adam Forshaw said he had no jitters before slotting home the winning penalty in the shoot-out which sent Brentford to the League One play-off final at Wembley.

The former Everton midfielder converted the crucial spot-kick as Bees edged out Swindon 5-4, following a breathless 3-3 draw after extra-time.

Forshaw said: “I was tired but I didn’t have nerves whatsoever if I’m honest.

Forshaw was mobbed by jubilant fans.
Forshaw was mobbed by jubilant fans.

“I just had to stay focused and not let the scenario affect me, and take it like it was a penalty on the training ground.

“I’ve only ever took penalties in youth football so I’ve never had anything like this.”

Forshaw praised his Brentford team-mates and manager Uwe Rosler for keeping the faith after Swindon had snatched an equaliser 30 seconds from the end of normal time to deny the Bees victory.

He said: “Uwe just said ‘You’ve to keep believing’. He felt we were a lot fitter than them and I think we were.

“The sending-off [of Swindon’s ex-Brentford loanee Nathan Byrne] obviously helped but we just had to stay positive.

“It’s not even half the job done though – we’ve to go and finish it off now at Wembley.”



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