Feb 10 2011 By Jacob Murtagh
SAM Saunders has backed Nicky Forster to become Brentford boss on a permanent basis.
The veteran striker has led the Bees to two wins out of two since taking temporary charge last week following the departure of Andy Scott.
A number of high-profile names have been linked with the job, but Saunders reckons his caretaker manager should be given a shot.
He said: "Andy Scott didn't have a lot of experience when he took over, but still did a fantastic job.
"They were struggling near the bottom of League Two and he managed to get them promoted then finish ninth in League One.
"Experience isn't the be all and end all. As long as results are there no one can complain.
"If Fozzy gets the opportunity I'm sure he'll do a good job."
Forster has had an instant impact since taking the reins last Thursday.
His team passed Plymouth off the park on Saturday before he led the Bees to the Johnstone's Paint Trophy final with victory at Exeter two days later.
And Saunders insists he is loving life playing under his new gaffer.
"Fozzy's given us a freedom to go out and express ourselves," he said.
"We've been told not to give the ball away, so the emphasis is on passing and keeping possession.
"To get the best out of myself I need the ball on the floor. Sometimes in the past we've played a different way.
"I don't mean to be negative, but it didn't always suit me."
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