Brentford have moved quickly to replace Uwe Rosler by appointing sporting director Mark Warburton as the new manager at Griffin Park
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Brentford held off Cardiff's second-half fightback to continue their impressive SkyBet Championship promotion push with a 3-2 win at Cardiff City Stadium.
The Bees were coasting after first-half goals from Alex Pritchard, Andre Gray and Jota Peleteiro Ramallo put them in total control.
Craig Noone and Kenwyne Jones pulled goals back for Cardiff, but the visitors held on to make it seven wins from their last eight games.
Cardiff, meanwhile, fall further away from the play-off places as they struggle for consistency under Russell Slade.
Fulham's £11million striker Ross McCormack eased the pressure on boss Felix Magath with the only goal of the Cottagers' 1-0 Capital One Cup victory at Brentford.
The forward latched onto Chris David's defence-splitting through ball to slide a low shot into the far corner to settle a hard-fought west London derby.
Brentford secured their first Sky Bet Championship victory of the season as Stuart Dallas grabbed the winner early in the second half to beat struggling Blackpool 2-1 at Bloomfield Road.
Nathan Delfouneso had put the Tangerines ahead with just their second goal of the campaign, but Alex Pritchard levelled things up after 37 minutes and Dallas' goal though seven minutes into the second half handed the Bees their opening win on their return to the second tier after 21 years.
Brentford have completed the signing of Nico Yennaris from Arsenal, the League One club have confirmed.
Midfielder Yannaris made four first-team appearances for the Gunners and also enjoyed loan spells at Notts County and Bournemouth.
buzzing to have joined @BrentfordFC on loan, hopefully I can help the team push for promotion, looking forward to playing for the Bees ! ?
League One promotion hopefuls Brentford are close to agreeing a one-month loan deal for Arsenal youngster Chuba Akpom.
The teenage striker was watched by Bees boss Mark Warburton on Monday night, as he netted a hat-trick in a 6-1 win over Peterborough in the FA Youth Cup.