JONATHAN Douglas admits he would take any kind of goal if it means Brentford taking the points at Milton Keynes Dons this afternoon.
The Brentford skipper scored one of two world class goals, the other coming from Clayton Donaldson, as the Bees won 2-1 at Stadium MK last season.
But as the League One promotion race hots up, Douglas would take one in off a shin or backside this time – or even the kind of goalkeeping howler which led to Toumani Diagouraga’s opening goal against Notts County on Friday.
He said: “We got two great goals there last season, but we will take any kind of goal there this time as long as it means we take the points.
"We would even take another goal like Toumani got the other day, as we’ve not had many gifts like that this season, as it’s all about the points at this stage.”
Douglas has been involved in promotion campaigns with both Leeds and Swindon before arriving at Griffin Park, but cannot remember it ever being so tight at the top.
The Bees are third, level on points with second-placed Bournemouth with two games in hand, and two behind Doncaster with a game in hand, while Swindon and Sheffield United are just two points behind.
Douglas said: “It’s that close at the moment it could come down to goal difference, so it’s all about scoring goals and making sure we don’t concede.
“I’ve never known it to be so tight so you could still realistically finish first or outside the top six. I’ve never known it so close to finish in the top two, we just have to take care of ourselves.”