Bees boss: Douglas return has been key to Brentford
Brentford boss Uwe Rosler has admitted the return of Jonathan Douglas has been key to his men, but is now faced with the challenge of keeping him fit.
The Bees ended a profitable eight days with a 1-0 win over Shrewsbury Town, making it three league wins in a row starting with last week's 3-1 triumph over Colchester United.
Douglas, who has started all three matches, only made his competitive comeback in a 2-1 Johnstone's Paint Trophy defeat at Peterborough United earlier this month after a knee operation in the summer.
Rosler has been forced to overcome a succession of injuries to key players this term, but his squad is slowly returning to full strength.
And the former Manchester City striker is hoping it stays that way.
“We have looked very solid in the last two games, and mentally strong," he said on Saturday.
"I felt Jonathan Douglas presses and offers protection for the back four, which helps the team and in the last week he has been excellent.
"We are playing now with the same formation, same core of players and getting results which builds confidence.
"For me the tricky thing now is to keep the squad fit. We will need players in the weeks to come as injuries and suspensions start to hit."
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