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The Bristol City player ratings as Robins lose to Brentford

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Dan Bentley – 7

Crowned the player of the year ahead of the game and stood out against his former side as he kept a Jensen volley out with an eye-catching save in the second half. Could do little as Toney rounded him, Mbeumo poked in and Canos drove in at the far post.

Danny Simpson – 6

Another playing for a deal. Stayed narrow near to Mariappa to thwart the visitors in the first half before an ugly challenge on Fosu-Henry led to a booking. Did the basics though, backing into to stop Canos heading in in the second half.

Nathan Baker – 7

A last chance to earn a new deal? Plenty of physicality as he smashed into Jensen, Janelt and Toney, with one sliding tackle drawing applause from Pearson on the sidelines.

Adrian Mariappa – 5

Handed another chance in central defence but couldn’t stem the waves of Bees attacks down the middle, with just one interception and no tackles completed according to Opta’s post-match stats. Looked to leave early with an injury.

Jay Dasilva – 5

A first start since December 1 and looked well off the pace. One raid forward saw a tame cross floated over and there was little intensity to his defensive actions.

Han-Noah Massengo – 5

Scuttled across the pitch but little penetration with the ball, with Pearson barking at him from the dugout after one scoot down a cul-de-sac.

Tyreeq Bakinson – 5

Lost the ball in some dangerous areas, and while there was the occasional maraud forward it was one of those games where the lack of urgency didn’t help his side win the midfield battle.

Kasey Palmer – 7

One of few to emerge with credit from the game. Gave it everything, reflected in the post-game statistics as he completed more tackles (4) than any other City player (only Janelt made more in the game; 5) as well as setting up Conway for a slam at goal and Wells to shoot, for City’s best chances early on.

Alex Scott – 6

The 17-year-old whippersnapper gave it a right good go in the middle and didn’t look out of place. The intensity will have been a sharp learning curve but on his first start he showed good promise too, depsite losing the ball in dangerous areas.

Nahki Wells – 6

Got just over an hour and spurned a good chance towards the end of the first half as Palmer set him up, for Jansson to block. An offside effort looked destined for the net just after, but he finished with just a single effort at goal as the Robins failed to impose themselves.

Tommy Conway – 6

Had one stinging effort from an acute angle saved by Raya as Palmer found him in the area, and he darted into the channels to help keep possession. Another promising display.

Substitutions

Zak Vyner (for Mariappa, 53′) – 5

Unfortunate to see a shot deflect off him and into the path of Toney for the vital opener but unable to maintain possession well enough there after, with justa 50 per cent pass rate.

Owura Edwards (for Wells, 64′) – n/a

A welcome return from injury for the winger who made a surprise start at Brentford earlier in the season.

Saikou Janneh (for Palmer, 65′) – n/a

Another outing out wide for the versatile forward. Had few opportunities to attack against the Bees, who got better as the game went on.

Louis Britton (for Conway, 72′) – n/a

The first Bristolian to score on his debut since Paul Cheesley? We’re checking the record books. Smashed into several tackles and picked up a yellow card before betting from Baker’s knockdown. Some debut!

Steven Sessegnon (for Simpson, 72′) – n/a

The Fulham loanee got the final 20 minutes before he heads back to West London.

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