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ANDY GETS THE NOD

Posted on: Tue 27 Mar 2012

The Board of Brentford Football Club are pleased to announce that they have appointed coach and temporary manager Andy Scott to be full time Manager.

Said Chairman Greg Dyke: "In the five games since Andy took charge we have won three, drawn one and lost just one and as a result got ourselves back into a mid table position. If we could have averaged two points a game since the start of the season we would be up there challenging for promotion.

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"It's the view of the Board that with this great run over the Christmas period Andy has earned the chance to show us and the fans that he can maintain this level of performance.

"We were particularly impressed with the way we played at MK Dons and we thought our 3-0 win over Chester last Saturday was the best home performance for 18 months or more. Under Andy's leadership a team that looked to be in trouble has suddenly come alive."

Having first told the players this morning as they made their way up to Shrewsbury for tomorrow's League game, Andy said: "I'm delighted to be named Manager. In fact delighted and proud as I see this as an opportunity to move forward in a manner which will enable us to establish and organise ourselves, not only on the football side but also commercially and financially off the pitch and help the Football Club to move forward in every way.

"I'd like to thank the Board, the fans, the players and the staff for all their support and hard work over the last four weeks that has enabled me to have this opportunity. It's one I won't take lightly.

"It's a fantastic chance for both myself and the Club to improve. Everyone must expect it may take time for me to get the players in that are required and to get them playing in the style I believe is successful. But anyone who has seen us over the past five games would agree that if we carry on in the same vein, not only will times ahead be exciting but also entertaining.

"Obviously the ultimate ambition is promotion but given our restrictions it's important that I and the Club work together and be sensible in trying to achieve our goal thus allowing the Club to be successful at a rate which allows more progress.

"It's important that from now on until the end of the season everybody gets behind the team. For the rest of the season it will be essential that I establish the right mentality and structure within the team which will not only see us move up the table but also give us a platform to challenge seriously for next season."

In his new role Andy Scott will be responsible for any new signings during the month when the transfer window is open.

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