Boss defends Weston

26 February 2011 08:00
Caretaker boss Nicky Forster refuted claims from Bristol Rovers manager Dave Penney that Myles Weston may have cheated to earn the penalty that earned Brentford a 1-0 victory. The hosts scored the only goal of the game after 19 minutes when Weston went down under a challenge from Rovers keeper Conrad Logan as he raced towards goal, leaving Gary Alexander to make no mistake from the spot. Penney accused Weston of `gamesmanship` but Forster, who has won four of his five games in charge, disagreed with his view of the incident. "It's all very well talking about technology but I have to say that from my perspective at the time it looked like a penalty," said Forster. "Having watched it again then I can understand where Rovers are coming from but football isn't like that. "Sometimes it can turn on decisions made in a split second and I can assure them Myles Weston certainly isn't the kind of player they are suggesting he is." Forster added: "I knew this was going to be our toughest game so far because we went in to it as clear favourites. But Rovers had beaten Oldham and are a decent side, as they showed."

Source: PA