Sep 14 2013 by Nick Hilton, Sat WIR
MANAGER Uwe Rosler believes on-loan striker Marcello Trotta can play a big role in Brentford's promotion challenge.
The 20-year-old Italian has re-joined the Bees from Fulham in a deal that runs to January and is lined up to play against Tranmere at Prenton Park today.
Trotta scored nine goals in 29 appearances while on loan at the League One club last season.
However, he missed a last-minute penalty in their final game against Doncaster, which effectively cost the west London club automatic promotion.
"I think human nature is that people always try and focus on negative things instead of positive things," Rosler said.
"A lot of people are judging Marcello's loan spell last season on the missed penalty against Doncaster.
"I judge his loan spell on the fact he joined us on the 24th of November and after that we went 10 games unbeaten and seven of them we won.
"Marcello played every game. He had a massive impact at that time and started our momentum."
Trotta's first game back with the Bees this season was cut short when he was substituted after 27 minutes in the 4-0 defeat at Bradford last Saturday after goalkeeper David Button was sent off.
Rosler said: "We have to give him time to settle in again as he didn't have the greatest pre-season at Fulham."
Brentford, big spenders in the summer, have been busy in the loan market this week.
They signed Sheffield Wednesday defender Martin Taylor. The 33-year-old has not featured for the Owls this season.
The former Blackburn and Birmingham man moves to Griffin Park on a one-month deal but that could eventually be extended.
Brentford fought off competition from Serie A side Bologna to sign Liverpool youngster Joao Carlos Teixeira.
The Portugal Under 20 international cost the Reds around £1million from Sporting Lisbon last year after he impressed playing against them playing in the NextGen Series.