Martin Allen speaks...

Last updated : 18 May 2005 By Smallsy
Martin Allen once again spoke about his sides 'achievement' this season, saying that the Bees season can only be considered as a success, especially as in Mid August Brentford were favourites for relegation.

Although Allen's boys failed to make the playoff final in Cardiff the manager was still proud of what his West London side had achieved,

"My aim at the start was to ensure that we were competitive and the last thing that I wanted was just to be hanging around in the middle of the table and a meaningless season."

Asked whether he thought the FA Cup run had helped or hindered the Bees season, Martin Allen refused to blame their extended run in the cup for the players tiredness in March and April when the club failed in several attempts to secure a playoff place, leaving it until two games from the end by beating Wrexham to claim a top six finish,

"The FA Cup run was an added bonus both in terms of the experience and, of course, from the revenue it brought into the club."

The boss then went on to re-itterate his comments that he will begin planning for next season beginning on Monday.