Brentford know that they can’t afford to drop too many more points if they are to chase down Norwich City and Watford in the hunt for automatic promotion.
The Bees were top of the Championship table in February, but now sit ten points behind second place Watford with two games in hand ahead of tonight’s match against Birmingham City.
Thomas Frank’s side missed out on Premier League football last season having seemed set for automatic promotion, before a late slump in form saw them miss out on the top two before suffering defeat to Fulham in last season’s play-off final.
And this campaign could see history repeat itself, with the Bees picking up just twelve points from their last ten games ahead of tonight’s clash against Birmingham at Brentford Community Stadium.
But despite that form, Frank is refusing to write off his side’s chances of automatic promotion having dropped points against Huddersfield on Good Friday.
“We need to keep clear heads and keep believing because there’s everything to play for,” said the Brentford boss after the 1-1 draw.
“Watford will be saying nothing is over yet and that’s right because this is the Championship.
“It always feels disappointing not to get three points, but you have to handle those frustrations and move on again.
“It was not a top performance, but one of those you will see a lot of times in a season where we performed a bit better than average and with the opportunities we had I think we did more than enough to score two goals, but we didn’t and that happens.
“We have also conceded too many odd goals this season, compared to last, not the perfect ones where you hold your hands up and say fair play.
“It came down to one ball in behind and miscommunication and, even though I haven’t seen it back, I’m also told we should have had a penalty for handball, so that was another thing that came down to narrow margins.”