Rosler: Bees to stay the course

Brentford boss Uwe Rosler insisted his side would bounce back from the heartbreak of being 20 seconds from the Championship.

Last Updated: 27/04/13 at 19:52

Uwe Rosler: Back to the drawing-board

Uwe Rosler: Back to the drawing-board

This, after Doncaster snatched a 1-0 win to seal automatic promotion.

Brentford had their chance to seal automatic promotion themselves in the dying seconds after Clayton Donaldson had been bundled over in the box.

But on-loan Fulham striker Marcello Trotta wrestled the ball from first-choice taker Kevin O'Connor and blasted his penalty against the crossbar.

Rovers broke straight away and James Coppinger's injury-time winner settled the promotion shoot-out in a game almost totally dominated by the home side.

Rosler said everyone in the dressing room was "speechless" after Trotta's 95th-minute penalty miss.

"The circumstances in which we lost promotion are very difficult to take, but we will go away and have a few beers and then regroup to plan for Swindon," Rosler said.

But the German could barely conceal his anger after Trotta tussled with skipper O'Connor to take the penalty, which he then missed.

Rosler said: "He was not my first-choice taker, but that is not something I want to go into now. We will deal with it internally and then go again."

He added: "The most important thing now is that we pick ourselves up because we've worked all year to get here and we're not going to give it up.

"We didn't really play the way we can, but we can't feel sorry for ourselves. We just have to go again and learn from this experience."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

S

hould have stayed because we carried him for 6.5 years. And then he has a breakthrough season, and was gone soon after. MU fans, you would be as disgusted had C Ronaldo left in 2007 and not 2009.

godof86
Is Van Persie Slipping Sadly Into The Night?

G

ood grief. Someone guessed that the form English player at the moment might be in his national side with some other players? And that's espionage? Now if they discovered that Emile Heskey was going to be in the starting line up.... at right back.... THAT would be espionage. Give it a rest Roy.

RogerRedHat
Hodgson hits out at Kane leak

H

e may get away with if Liverpool can swap the video with one of Skrtel dancing or something, but if they review the one shown on TV he's screwed.

hump3.
Skrtel denies violent conduct

Footer 365

European Qualifiers round-up: Wins for Germany, Portugal and Romania

Goals from Marco Reus and Thomas Muller gave Germany victory over Georgia while Portugal beat Serbia to go top of Group I.

Luis Suarez rules out joining any English club but Liverpool

Luis Suarez refused to rule out a return to Liverpool and insists he will never play for another Premier League club.

Scotland 6-1 Gibraltar: Steven Fletcher scores hat-trick in European Qualifier

Gibraltar scored their first competitive goal, but Steven Fletcher's hat-trick helped Scotland win 6-1 at Hampden Park.

Mail Box

FA Refusing To Learn From Germany

We have a postcard from Germany in the Mailbox highlighting how Greg Dyke's quick-fix approach is all wrong. Also, the clamour for Kane, and size matters, apparently...

Where's The Love For Walcott?

Theo Walcott is wanted by neither Arsenal or Liverpool fans in the afternoon Mailbox. Also, some good points on the FA skewed priorities, and glorious geekery...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company