No remorse for Rosler

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Uwe Rosler

Brentford boss Uwe Rosler showed he has not mellowed since his move into management after being sent the stands in his side's hard-fought 1-1 draw against an impressive Notts County side.

A wonder strike by Clayton Donaldson gave the visitors a point, after a Jeff Hughes penalty had given high-flying County the lead. However, the game will be remembered for a moment of madness by the Brentford manager, who was sent off after refusing to move as Alan Sheehan tried to take a free-kick in front of the dugouts.

After the game Rosler was adamant he did nothing wrong. He said: "I was stood in my technical area and the free-kick was taken three metres away from where it should have been. We will ask the Football League to look into it. Obviously I didn't do anything wrong, I just stood in my area, I didn't move."

He added: "We felt hard done by, obviously with the penalty not being given when Jonathan Douglas was fouled, the situation with me and their penalty. I trust them to act fairly and I'm confident I will be on the bench against Stevenage on Tuesday night."

County manager Martin Allen felt his side dominated the game from the off and merited three points on the day, but was content with one.

He said: "It was a good point against a team who were very defensively minded. They put everyone behind the ball and make themselves difficult to breakdown.

"They hardly had a shot in the game but the one they did was absolutely world-class by Clayton Donaldson. If I wasn't the manager of the opposition team I would be standing there clapping like everyone else."

Allen said he was not shocked at the quality of Donaldson's goal after he fought tooth and nail to get the striker at County in the summer.

He said: "I had Clayton Donaldson down here pre-season trying to convince him to come sign for us, and convince him we were going to be up there at the top.

"I tried to force him to sign - I kept him in my office and locked it and threatened him! He is a lovely lad and I shook hands with him at the end and I'm sure he will do very well for Brentford. The offer that Brentford made was just far too good to turn down and we couldn't get anywhere near."

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