Brentford boss Uwe Rosler saluted goalkeeper Simon Moore after he was called into the team for Saturday's clash with Walsall.
Moore only found out he was playing on Friday, his first league appearance of the season, after regular number one Richard Lee was ruled out with a stomach injury.
The 21-year-old went on to keep a clean sheet and was named man of the match as the Bees fought out a goalless draw at Griffin Park.
"He did very well on short notice," said Rosler.
"We know he is a quality goalkeeper, we have faith in him.
"I'm not sure about being man of the match, he didn't have much to do in the second half. But he made a great save in the first half."