CLAYTON Donaldson insists Marcello Trotta will bounce back from his penalty miss that cost Brentford a place in the Championship.
The on-loan Fulham frontman saw his spot-kick cannon off the bar as Doncaster raced away to snatch a winner and promotion at the Bees' expense in a dramatic finale last Saturday.
However, Donaldson says the young Italian will recover from the heartache and is ready to play a part in Brentford's play-off push against Swindon.
He said: “There were a couple of jokes flying around on Monday, which helped lighten the mood.
“He scored a penalty in training and everyone was celebrating with him and laughing. We're over it now, that's the most important thing. We had a meeting and the manager told us to forget about it.
“I think anyone who took the penalty and missed would've got some stick. I missed one against Scunthorpe earlier this season and got abuse from fans, yet I ended up winning player of the year.
“One week you're the villain and the next you're the hero. There's a lot of ups and downs in football. You've got to take the rough with the smooth.
“He's only young and is still learning. He's taken it in his stride.”
Follow me on Twitter .