Mark Warburton claimed his second win on the spin over an East Midlands team - and reckoned his luck was in the second Nottingham Forest lined up.
The Brentford manager quickly grasped what could be done when Michael Mancienne, once of Chelsea and then QPR, was pushed forward to leave vast swathes of pitch untended behind him.
Speed merchants in red, Jon Toral and Andre Gray likewise picked up the thread and burned a path to the Forest goal to cement a 3-1 away win to go with the 2-1 victory over Derby on Saturday.
The manager said: “I’m very pleased. It was nice to come here and show a level of consistency. We started off really quickly, had some good intent, moved the ball well and I thought we showed a real level of threat in that first hour.
“We saw they had Michael Mancienne in front of the back four and we felt Toral could exploit the space and Gray could work the channels with the centre-halves and that was the game plan.
"It worked out quite well and I thought Gray was absolutely outstanding."