Brentford star nursing an ankle problem

Brentford midfielder Adam Forshaw is nursing an ongoing ankle problem.

The 22-year-old has been managing the condition for most of the season and started on the bench for the Bees’ win over Coventry on Saturday. He overcame a back injury to play at Leyton Orient the previous week.

Forshaw explained: “I’ve got a long-term ankle thing which I’ve been managing this season. It’s been fine mostly, but I haven’t really trained this week.

“My back’s fine now, it’s just I was feeling my ankle in the Orient game and again this week.”

Manager Mark Warburton admitted Forshaw was left out of the starting line-up against the Sky Blues with Brentford’s upcoming busy period of fixtures in mind.

“We’ve got three away trips up north coming up and we have got to use the squad,” Warburton said.

“Jake Reeves came in and did excellently, Stuart Dallas came on and Will Grigg and Charlie Adams didn’t feature.

“These guys are hungry to play and it will be the squad that wins us anything if we do so at all.”

Warburton also said it was a tactical decision to withdraw on-loan Chelsea midfielder George Saville at half-time on Saturday.

“George wasn’t injured, we just made a change,” Warburton revealed.

“We weren’t getting on the ball in the first half. There were too many gaps and we were too deep in midfield.

“George has been outstanding for us recently and he was exceptional last week against Leyton Orient, but we made the change and he is fine about it.”

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