Football - Battle for shirts warms Warburton

Brentford boss Mark Warburton has warned his sidelined stars they will have to fight for their shirts after seeing his side cruise to a 3-1 win over Bristol City.

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The Bees were again without three first-team regulars, but rarely looked troubled by the Sky Bet League One strugglers as they made it 10 homes wins on the trot, their best sequence since 1936.

Goals from Alan Judge and Marcello Trotta added to an early Aden Flint own goal before the break as the Londoners took control of a one-sided affair.

Promotion rivals Orient and Wolves also won, but Warburton said: "I'm not being disrespectful to them, but we're not really bothered about what they do. Our focus is always on the next game.

"We have players who have slotted in and done really well and as I've said it's a squad game.

"Players like Harlee Dean will have to fight for their shirt back and if he gets it back, he will have Kevin O'Connor trying to take it off him."

Warburton added: "The energy levels were good in difficult conditions and I was pleased with the way we managed the game after the break when Bristol went long."

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