Clayton Donaldson said the Brentford squad were disappointed with the 2-2 draw with Hartlepool United.
The Bees went ahead twice thanks to two goals from Paul Hayes but Harlee Dean scored an own goal to level it up in the first half and Tony Craig headed in to his own net in the last minute to ensure Hartlepool took a share of the spoils.
Hartlepool are bottom of npower League One but Clayton, speaking to The Bees Player Show after the final whistle, said they didn’t play like the 24th best team in the division.
“Every team in this league is capable of beating another,” he said.
“They came here and didn’t show their league position.
“We didn’t start well but got the goal, which was good, but didn’t play at all after that.
“They overran us at times and could have been three or four goals up.
“We had to rally at half time.
“They played well first half, we matched them up second and should have won the game comfortably.
“It’s one where their goal was an own goal.
“It’s unfortunate but can happen, we’re all disappointed.”
Paul Hayes scored his first two Brentford goals in the draw and Clayton said he was happy for him.
“We all know how good a player Paul is,” he said.
“He is a team player; he does a lot of good work for the team.
“Even without goals he has been doing well, and with the way the Manager [Uwe Rösler] wants us to play he has done well.
“I am happy for Paul, I am happy for him to get off the mark.
“The first goal is always the toughest, he got two today.
“It shows you have to keep going.
“He got his head down and didn’t let anything affect him.
“It’s what I expected.”
Clayton said not getting three points was a “blow” to the squad.
“I think we needed three points to stay in the pack,” he explained.
“Not to get them was a bit of a blow.
“The boys are all upset, it’s hard but we have to keep going.
“There are plenty of points to play for and we are thereabouts.
“We are a third through the season, we should be higher up, we have dropped points but we are three points off the Play-Offs.
“If we are disappointed with that it shows how far we think we can go.
“That has to give us confidence.
“If we can put things right we will be right in there.
“We know we have ability, there is so much ability in the team, we can play anyone off the park.
“It’s just getting the final touches – how to kill a game off and see others through to the final whistle.”
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