Mark Warburton insisted that Brentford will not freeze in their battle for promotion to the Premier League.
The Bees are sitting in sixth spot and travel to seventh placed Ipswich today and have the opportunity to open up a four point cushion on the Tractor Boys.
Warburton's side have a mixed record against the top eight sides and were beaten 4-2 at Griffin Park on Boxing Day in the reverse fixture.
He said: “They won't freeze. We could play really well and lose. Against Middlesbrough we lost but created so many chances but we lost the game when we could have scored two or three.
“You could play 11 games like that and lose 11. We've got people like Jonathan Douglas, Tony Craig, Tommy Smith who have done it. Dougie played in that Leeds final against Watford.
“Tony Craig with Millwall as well, so we've got senior players who've been there and done it. We have players who were here and got promotion with Brentford.
“They relish these games and look forward to them but the margins will be very fine. If you don't enjoy these games we're in the wrong profession.”
The defeat to Ipswich was one of three home losses in the league in 2013 and Warburton knows the Tractor Boys can punish the Bees on the break.
He explained: “Ipswich hurt us. Murphy had a great strike. They hurt us on the break and that was their day and we learnt from it. You've got to win against whoever you play.”
Ipswich have stumbled in recent weeks but Warburton believes they're too good a side to be a wounded animal.
He said: “(Loss of form) can be because of injury , fatigue for a couple of key players. They're a very talented team with experience and quality.
“Mick McCarthy will want a response. He was annoyed they didn't get anything at Leeds. We've dominated teams and not got our rewards. They're a good team and it'll be a tough test.”
Warburton also brushed off Brentford's poor record following midweek fixtures with six of their 12 defeats coming the weekend after a midweek encounter.
He explained: “We're top six. People say about this but they are where they are. We're down to the last 11 games.
“We've had some tough games. We had the Watford game away, Middlesbrough at homes. If you go with Charlton away, it was a seemingly poor performance but in respect to what happened against Watford there were excuses there.”