Brentford 1 - 1 Nottingham Forest - Player ratings

Last updated : 18 January 2006 By Smallsy
Drawing 1-1 last night the feeling around Griffin Park that the performance was very much what has been a consistent at the home ground this year. Take a look at what we thought about the Bees players performances from last night,

Bankole - Made a serious error in conceeding the free kick for the first goal and didn't look commanding throughout. Will be disapointed with his own personal performance but look solid when it came to shot stopping and clearing his lines. 6/10

O'Connor - Will feel that he should have scored after an excellent chance fell his way in the second half. Didn't have a great deal of defending to do but was solid when he did. Looked to bring the ball out of defense but lacked options which made him resort to long passes. 7/10

Turner - Will be disapointed with his own personal performance, barely won a header which for a tall commanding player is a mystery. Seemed more interested in physicall marking his man than dealing with his threat, could have given away numerous free kicks for his shirt pulling tactics. 3/10

Sodje - Excellent as ever across the backline, looked confident in posession and was desperate to break forward whenever possible. Made several chances with jinking runs in Forest's half and also with his arial ability which as usual was commanding. A bright star on a dark night. Defensively faultless. 9/10

Frampton - Like O'Connor didn't have much defending to do but covered back well, lacked an attacking threat and will be disapointed with his crossing and assists to attacks. 6/10

Rankin - Played with plenty of attacking purpose but didn't look like a winger. Needs to give the game more drive and deliver more crosses if he is to become more effective. Covered back well for O'Connor when he went forward. 8/10

Newman - Tenatious and tough tackling, covered the back well but didn't really offer much going forward. Lead by example in arial chalenges but didnt help create enough when it came to breaking the deadlock. 7/10

Tabb - Looked industrious and productive in the first half, but tired towards the mid point of the second half. Had Forest scared when he had them turning and running but wasn't able to do this often enough. 8/10

Gayle - Like Rankin struggled to cope with wing play, but did well when he had posession. Struggled to create oppertunities for team mates but never gave up and kept working hard for the Brentford cause. 7/10

Owusu - Did well and battled hard, wasted several chances and will have been disapointed not to score but kept plugging away. Dominant arially but didn't get enough of the ball to his feet to impress. 7/10

Campbell - Another bright spot in the drab draw, pacey striker looks to have found his feet at this level and could have claimed more than one goal. Always posessed a threat and battled hard and sucessfully up against two big strong forwards. 9/10