Brentford boss Uwe Rosler asks fans to back side in League One play-offs

Uwe Rosler: Hopes the fans will get behind Brentford's play-off bid

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Brentford boss Uwe Rosler has urged the fans to put the pain of missing out on automatic promotion to one side and back the team in their League One play-off with Swindon.

The Bees were on the brink of promotion on the final day of the season last Saturday when they were awarded an injury-time penalty against Doncaster at Griffin Park, but Marcello Trotta's spot-kick struck the bar and Rovers subsequently broke away to score a last-gasp winner of their own.

The result sent Doncaster up automatically and pushed Brentford back into the play-offs, where they will take on a Swindon side that finished five points behind them in sixth.

Rosler insists the heartache of Saturday's defeat has only made the players more determined to secure promotion via the unpredictable route of the play-offs.

"What ever happened, happened, but it has only made us hungrier to succeed and we can only achieve that together."

Uwe Rosler

He has also backed young forward Trotta, who is on loan from Fulham, to recover from his penalty woe and score the goals to fire the Bees up to the Championship.

"He is only 20-years-old and he has done tremendously well for us and I think the way he has dealt with the situation has been fantastic," Rosler told Sky Sports News.

"I think the support he got from our players and also from our staff, there is no issue whatsoever. Marcello is even more determined now to score goals for us in the coming games.

"I just appeal to our supporters: I think it is very, very important that our supporters support everybody in a Brentford shirt.

"Whatever happened, happened, but it has only made us hungrier to succeed and we can only achieve that together."

Speaking about the first leg with the Robins at the County Ground on Saturday, Rosler added: "In general we have to play our own way, we can't focus too much on Swindon.

"Swindon is a very tough opponent, they have very special characteristics, we have to cope with that and expose their weaknesses.

"I think it important we go there and try and attack them as we are much stronger going forward.

"But I will also tell my players when you can't win it make sure you don't lose."