Uwe Rosler praises Brentford captain Kevin O'Connor

Brentford's Kevin O'Connor is celebrates with team mates after scoring the equaliser through a late penalty on May 4, 2013
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Brentford manager Uwe Rosler is pleased with club captain Kevin O'Connor's performance against Swindon Town in the League One playoffs.

Uwe Rosler has praised Brentford's captain Kevin O'Connor following the team's 1-1 draw in the first leg of their League One playoff semi-final against Swindon Town yesterday.

The 31-year-old netted the equaliser from the penalty spot in stoppage time, cancelling out Massimo Luongo's 70th-minute effort.

The Bees manager told Sky Sports News: "Kevin is excellent. He had not played for a long time but stepped up to the plate. It was a difficult situation for him as he was not playing many matches, but in all the games he looks very solid and does a great job.

"Obviously, in the end, he used all his experience and skills to convert the penalty and I'm very happy for him.

"The tie is wide open and I said before the game, we must make sure it was. To get a draw after all the circumstances of last week was a very good result."

The second leg of the tie takes place at Griffin Park tomorrow.

Uwe Rosler
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