Brentford boss Uwe Rosler said the 5-0 win over Crewe set his side up for next Saturday's trip to leaders Wolves.
The Bees coasted to the points thanks to goals from Marcello Trotta, Adam Forshaw, George Saville and Clayton Donaldson (2).
He said: "In the first half we were playing through the middle too much, but after half-time we used the width much better and the players responded very well tactically.
"The players' determination to attach and incredible work-rate created a very good performance. The midfield bombed on and we got bodies in the box.
"We are starting to click now and I know the players will not need any motivation for the Wolves game. We're looking forward to it as we love playing in big stadiums with big crowds."