BRENTFORD must beat Crewe on Wednesday night to stand any chance of automatic promotion, according to boss Uwe Rosler .
This afternoon's 1-1 draw at Coventry leaves the Bees five points adrift of second-placed Bournemouth, but with two games in hand on their rivals.
However, the German admits the trip to Gresty Road will be decisive if they are to avoid the lottery of the play-offs.
He said: “We can still go up automatically but we have to win at Crewe.
“I'm happy with the performance and the point today. We stopped the rot, which will give us confidence going into a decisive game on Wednesday.
“Crewe are a good footballing side. I don't think they have a chance of getting into the play-offs.
“We will have a day more recovery than them and I think everybody knows we have to go for three points.”
Harry Forrester's goal at the beginning of the second half earned the Bees a point at the Ricoh Arena after he cancelled out Carl Baker's 45th-minute penalty.
Clayton Donaldson squandered the chance to snatch victory at the death, blazing over from six yards.
But Rosler was pleased with how his side responded after three successive away defeats.
“The performance was very good,” he added. “The plan was to let them come at us and use the pace of Clayton Donaldson and that nearly paid dividends near the end.
“The first 20 minutes was fantastic then the game evened out a little bit.
“We controlled the second half – they had just two shots from outside the box.
“We got the equaliser and had one or two chances, a massive one for Clayton at the end.”
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