Brentford midfielder Ryan Woods felt a lack of cutting edge cost them in Saturday’s 2-0 defeat to Barnsley at Griffin Park.
Goals from Adam Armstrong and Sam Winnall gave the Tykes a 2-0 win in west London but Woods felt his side controlled the game despite that result suggesting differently.
He said: “I thought we were in control of the game but they were two really poor goals to give away and we need to cut that out.
"But I thought we controlled the game, we just lacked a bit of penetration in the final third and we found the goal hard to come by and it just wasn’t to be for us today.”
“It was a strange game today I thought for all the control we didn’t create much and we’ll be looking to address that in training and then take that into the game next week.”
The defeat not only marks the end of Brentford’s unbeaten home run this term but also means the Bees have notched just the one goal in their last four outings.
The club’s top scorer Scott Hogan has bagged eight goals so far but was one of several individuals to miss chances on Saturday afternoon.
But, despite the barren patch in front of goal, Woods feels the fixture list has been challenging recently and their lack of precision was nothing to get carried away about despite the disappointing loss
He added: “It’s one of those things at the moment, we had two very tough fixtures against Newcastle and Derby last week and they were always going to be tough games to get goals in.
"But we thought Barnsley was another chance to get three points but unfortunately for us we just didn’t take our chances.”