Mark Warburton saluted Marcello Trotta for his bravery tonight and insisted the Brentford loanee had no demons to exorcise.
With regular penalty taker Adam Forshaw injured, Trotta did not hesitate to step up to the spot when the Bees were awarded a penalty against Gillingham.
It was the first spot kick he has taken since his miss against Doncaster back in April cost Brentford a place in the Championship, but Trotta cast all thoughts of that aside to score the crucial goal in a 2-1 win.
Bees boss Warburton said: “Absolutely (Trotta was the nominated taker). But I'd rather talk about the things he done for the rest of the 70 minutes he was on the pitch.
“As a 20 year old, he stepped up to take it, in the same end and in the same goal. I didn't doubt him for a second, and the supporters gave him a great reception.
“The demons were buried last year, that's long gone now. Tonight he grabbed the ball in difficult circumstances, you have to admire his bravery.”