CLAYTON Donaldson has warned Brentford's rollercoaster of a season will count for nothing if they get beaten at Wembley.
The Bees booked a League One play-off final meeting with Yeovil Town on May 19 after overcoming Swindon on penalties in a pulsating semi-final yesterday, which saw them throw away a 3-1 lead to draw 4-4 on aggregate.
However, Uwe Rosler's men, who missed out on automatic promotion at the expense of Doncaster last week, have earned another bite at the cherry.
And two-goal hero Donaldson insists their exploits will be wasted unless they finish the job and win a place in the Championship.
“It’s been one of those seasons,” said the Bees striker. “It’s been absolutely breathtaking and energy draining.
“To get through the way we have it’s probably the right way considering how our season’s going.
“We prepared so much for this game and to throw it away would never have crossed our minds, so I had every belief that we’d be able to get there even if it took penalties.
“Considering how our penalties have been this season, to score all five was great and we knew Si [Moore] would be able to save one or two, which he did.
“I was the sixth penalty taker. If Adam [Forshaw] had missed it’d have been me and I was hoping and praying that Adam would score.
“All of them took great pens. I think they got lucky with a couple of their pens. One slipped and put it in the corner.”
He added: “There’s still a lot of work to be done. Getting there is one thing, winning is another.
“We’ve got to keep our feet on the ground. It wouldn’t count for anything if we lost it now.
“We’ve still got a job to do. Hopefully we can turn up and perform like we did yesterday.
“On paper we’re the third best team in the league and we deserve the chance at Wembley.
“But it’s not going to be easy. We’ve lost twice against them this year and they beat Sheffield United. It’s not going to be a walkover.”
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