BEES ARE FIGHTING FOR THEIR FUTURES
MARK Warburton admits his Brentford players are playing for their futures at the club, as well as the prospect of Premier League football.
The Bees boss is set to leave Griffin Park at the end of the season, regardless of the club’s final league position, after a disagreement in philosophy with owner Matthew Benham.
And while Warburton insists the team are fully focused on the push for promotion, he acknowledges his players are also out to prove their long-term worth.
“We had a blunt chat with staff and players because with any manager leaving, it brings a period of uncertainty as the new man has his own ideas,” said the 52-yearold manager.
“Right now, our focus is this season. If the players can get promotion then their stock is high – even if they don’t play here next year they should be able to secure themselves.
“There will be new faces in the summer. They must give themselves the best chance to play as high as we can. We’ve got players who play in our system.We brought 12 players in last summer, it happens.
“The staff are the same, that’s natural.You have to focus on what you can control.”