BRADLEY Wright-Phillips has warned his Brentford team-mates they need to fight like braves if they don't want to see their promotion dream fade and die.
The on-loan striker struck 22 league goals last season to help Charlton Athletic to the League One title, before being shipped out to Brentford back in February.
While he is hoping to fire his new side to promotion too, the Bees will have to improve on Monday's 2-0 defeat at MK Dons – a third successive away defeat without scoring.
Wright-Phillips said: “It's a very different situation for me to last season, when Charlton were steaming to the title and others were trying to catch up. Being in the chasing pack is a new experience for me.
“It's the same philosophy though, taking it one game at a time and not worrying too much beyond that. It's quite simple – win our games and we will go up.
“What is needed at this stage is brave players – people who will get on the ball and take chances. We had them at Charlton and we've got them here – we just need to show it again.”
The MK defeat saw Wright-Phillips come up against his dad, former England striker Ian Wright, now a Dons coach, in a professional capacity for the first time.
He added: “That was the most annoying thing. As if it wasn't bad enough losing, he was waiting outside the changing room for me with a big smug smile on his face.
“It will make the next family event a nightmare! We didn't speak for a few days before the game, but he's always on the other end of the phone when I need some advice.”