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League One

Mixed emotions for Rosler

30 September 2012

Uwe Rosler felt his Brentford side should have come away from league leaders Tranmere with all three points, despite relying on an injury-time Jonathan Douglas goal to earn a 1-1 draw.

Unbeaten Rovers looked set to clinch another home win after Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro put them ahead just before the hour mark but Douglas took advantage of some slack home defending in the fifth minute of added time to volley home, leaving Rosler with mixed emotions at the final whistle.

"Right now I am very, very happy about the point," said the former Manchester City striker. "When you are a goal down with 30 seconds to go you have to be pleased with a point.

"When I reflect however, I imagine I will be disappointed that we haven't got more than a draw.

"I think Tranmere's momentum only started after they scored their goal. Then they had a spell of five or 10 minutes when they had a lot of the play. But we fought our way back into the game and I thought we very much deserved the point.

"We did not allow Tranmere any chances before they scored a goal which we really gifted them. Brentford gave Tranmere, the league leaders, a real run for their money and we should be very happy that we have got the equaliser.

"We have to have a lot of belief to go right to the end and a lot of that is down to our fitness. Tranmere is always a difficult place to come but we did a lot of things right and now we have to take this momentum into the next game against Shrewsbury."

Despite the dropped points Tranmere remain top of the table and manager Ronnie Moore conceded his side simply did not hit top gear against their guests from the capital.

"It was a tough game and we never really got going in the first half," he said. "After the break we upped the tempo and I thought there was only one side that was going to win it because I couldn't see how Brentford would score.

"But to concede the way we did was very sloppy. We stepped back and let it bounce and it ended up in our net so it was disappointing to see how the goal went in."

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