Rosler open to change

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Uwe Rosler

Disappointed Brentford boss Uwe Rosler admits he may be forced to make changes after seeing his side slump to their fourth home defeat of the season.

Rosler blamed a lack of quality at both ends for the 1-0 defeat to Stevenage, for whom Chris Beardsley grabbed the winning goal in the 73rd minute. As a result, the German may ditch the system of playing a lone striker for Saturday's home game with Chesterfield.

"We desperately need some physical presence with Clayton Donaldson up front and we are missing Gary Alexander very badly," he said.

"We started very brightly and had a good spell just before half-time but we did not get the goal we needed to build on."

The Bees were booed off at Griffin Park and Rosler admitted their home form is becoming a huge worry, saying: "Our home record is now a big concern. Everyone can see what is needed but we have to work within the budget. We trained and worked all pre-season with Alexander up front and we need him back.

"I will stay strong for my players and take any flak. We will talk about things and may make changes. We will make sure everyone realises we have to stop the run by being more hungry in the final third."

Stevenage boss Graham Westley felt his players did a "solid, professional job" to record their first ever win over Brentford.

"We obviously did our homework on them and knew they had lost a few at home, so we put them under pressure from the off," he said.

"I was delighted with the way we stuck to the task. We were very disciplined and worked hard for the whole 90 minutes. I can't remember them having a shot on target.

"Chris isn't known for having the best goal ratio but he's our top scorer this season and took his goal really well. I was delighted for them all."

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