Brentford boss Andy Scott reckons striker Ben Strevens embodies the secret of his side’s success this season after he bagged the winner in Tuesday’s 2-1 win over Tranmere Rovers.

The 29-year-old former Dagenham & Redbridge man has struggled to impress the season having had to fight back from a broken leg suffered in pre-season.

Strevens was in the right place at the right time to finish a move he started against Rovers to notch his 6th goal of a campaign which has seen him make 20 starts.

He has largely played second fiddle to a re-surgent Carl Cort in recent weeks, but was called into action on Tuesday when the former Newcastle United striker limped off with a foot problem.

And Scott reckons his star turn was indicative of others who have come in to the team when forced into a spell on the sidelines.

“Strevs has been frustrated at his lack of chances lately, but like everyone who has been out of the side he has performed very well when called upon this season,” he said.

“He showed good energy and did a lot of work up front and got his just reward. There was some great play from Charlie and Strevs was in the right place at the right time to stick it in.”