Brentford ace hails teammate who always makes a ‘difference’ after Leeds United win

Brentford continue their impressive start

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Brentford striker Ivan Toney has hailed the influence of teammate Yoane Wissa.

The Bees beat Leeds United 5-2 over the weekend.

Toney made the headlines with his impressive hat-trick but has been quick to praise the depth of the squad they have.

Thomas Frank’s side are 8th in the Premier League table just one defeat in their opening six matches.


Toney has revealed the secret behind their success and has had kind words to say about Wissa, who scored against Leeds after coming off the bench, and has told the official club website:

“It’s down to hard work and everybody being ready to come off the bench and contribute to the team.

“You saw that with [Yoane] Wissa getting on the scoresheet again. Full praise for him; he’s always ready to come on and make a difference.”

When asked about what his celebration meant, Toney said:

“There’s a baby on the way! I forgot to do it for my last celebration [at Fulham] so I’m glad I did it today.”

Wissa joined Brentford back in August last year following their promotion from the Championship from FC Lorient and has adapted well to life in England.

He scored 10 goals in all competitions last term, seven of which came in the Premier League, and has already chipped in with two so far in this campaign.

The DR Congo is a great option for the Bees to have in their squad, whether he starts or comes on as a substitute.

It is also worth noting the positive start Keane Lewis-Potter has made for the London club. The summer recruit from Hull City is yet to score in the league but is showing signs that he will be a big player in the future.

Other news

In other news, Lachlan Brook, who is on loan from Brentford at Crewe Alexandra, is making good progress as he recovers from an ankle injury.

His boss, Alex Morris, has told the Railwaymen’s website:

“He was assumed to be out for four-to-six weeks, and it looks like we’ll get him back right at the front end of that window. That’s really positive.”