David Button has taken responsibility for Brentford's 2-1 defeat to Cardiff after two mistakes gifted the Bluebirds their goals in a match the Bees dominated.
Andre Gray's 14th goal of the season had given Mark Warburton's side the lead before half-time but Button collided with Harlee Dean and Federico Macheda was the grateful beneficiary as he couldn't miss with the equaliser.
Then, after James Tarkowski lost Alex Revell, the goalkeeper hesitated and allowed himself to be lobbed by the striker to give Cardiff the lead and they clung on to win.
Button said: “I have got to hold my hands up because the lads deserved to win so I take the blame when we give away sloppy goals like that.
“I hold myself accountable. The first one was a bit unfortunate. I caught the ball and then bumped into Harlee. There is nothing he could have done. It was just one of those things.
“The second I got caught in no man’s land. That’s the life of a keeper. It’s happened to me before and it will happen again.
“That’s football - it’s a rollercoaster. I’m always learning so hopefully I can put it to bed and out put in a good performance on Tuesday.”
The defeat leaves Brentford in sixth, a point ahead of Ipswich and they travel to Blackburn on Tuesday night.
He said: “We’re still in the mix. Our chances of making the play-offs are still favourable, but at the same time it’s frustrating because some of the results were quite favourable and we haven’t capitalised.
“We have got a great squad and our style of play is excellent. A lot of things about the performance were very good so if we can brush up on the others we will do ok.” “It was a game we were looking to win, so obviously we’re disappointed not to get the three points. We’ve got a game on Tuesday where hopefully we can rectify it then.
“We dominated but it’s all about results at this stage of the season. We were comfortable.”