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Rosler coping with the pressure

30 March 2013

Brentford boss Uwe Rosler insists there will be plenty more twists and turns in the promotion race before the end of the season.

The Bees did their own cause no end of good in a 2-1 win over Notts County after a goalkeeping blunder by Bartosz Bialkowski gifted them the lead when Toumani Diagouraga's tame side-footed effort slipped through his grasp and rolled in.

The stopper was substituted at half-time but there was little his replacement Kevin Pilkington could do to stop Brentford making it two on 70 minutes through Bradley Wright-Phillips.

Brentford were pegged back minutes later when Jake Bidwell sent Alan Judge tumbling inside the box and the Magpies midfielder reacted quickest when Jamal Campbell-Ryce's hotly contested spot kick was saved by Simon Moore.

Rosler was unhappy with the penalty incident, and said: "When the linesman watches that back he will be very disappointed with himself. It could have changed the game because tactically it made us do things differently in the last 15 minutes and I'm angry with myself for that.

"We started very well and looked in control but things like that decision can change games and that was what angered me."

Rosler added: "We got the points in the end but none of the sides up there will win every game from now to the end of the season. In the last 15 minutes we got pushed further and further back. It wasn't a mental thing, it was tactical."

New County boss Chris Kiwomya admitted Brentford coped better with the difficult sandy pitch in the first half, but felt his side could have taken something from the game.

He said: "I'm disappointed really because in the last 15 minutes we were easily the better side. Brentford coped far better than us in the early stages but by the end they had changed their system and were wasting time."

Explaining the half-time substitution of Bialkowski, Kiwomya added: "He has been struggling with a virus and was a doubt but he wanted to play. He has shown that he is a top keeper so I have no problem with him whatsoever. The fact is we play as a team and I was very happy with the spirit we showed."

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