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Brentford fans can look back at the victory against Crewe, and the three quality goals, with a sense if buoyed confidence – knowing that the amazing unbeaten run is not only in tact – but the reds looked in total control at Gresty Road.

But Mark Warburton, without any sense of public criticism it must be said, was quick to point out after the game that although the trio of long rangers from Alan Judge and Adam Foreshaw had all the pundits drooling, there were a hatful of easier chances that went begging. And he was right to highlight those misses.

The new Bees gaffer has a subtle and wise manner about him – he always gives a reasoned, grounded and honest appraisal of his team in victory (I presume it’ll be the same if we ever lose under MW) – where he rightly exudes his contentment with his side, but in tandem, highlights where improvements can be made. For as good as we are right now, the finished article, we certainly ain’t.

Clayton Donaldson and Marcello Trotta both missed chances against the Alex that should have made the score line even more convincing, which may not be the end of the world in the context of the three ‘job done’ points gained in our quest for automatic promotion, but as focus switches to the Wolves showdown next Saturday, that clinical edge (or the one that was missing in Crewe) could become a factor in clinching a famous Bees win or dropping points.

Wolves are certainly beatable at Griffin Park, and I have every faith that the lads can underline their credentials in the top of the table match, but it could be a game where marginal decisions decide the outcome. Out strikers need to be sharp and clinical, our defence resolute and ruthless in dealing with danger, and our fans loud and proud all afternoon. This’ll be a proper team effort!

Yes it was a great win at Crewe, but just like Mark Warburton, let’s stay focussed and understand that it was just another three points … there is still plenty of work to be done on the training pitch as we look ahead to the biggie next weekend.

Come on you Bees

Dave Lane