Clayton Donaldson said Brentford “needed” the result and performance achieved in their 5-1 win over Crewe Alexandra.
The Bees picked up their first victory of the 2012/13 npower League One season by beating the Cheshire side at Griffin Park.
Clayton scored two of the goals, the first and the last, while strike partner Farid El Alagui got two and Harlee Dean the other.
The striker, speaking to Bees Player, after the match said it was important to bounce back from losing 3-1 to Yeovil Town at Griffin Park on Tuesday and pick up a win after drawing 0-0 with Bury on the first day of the league season and losing 1-0 to Walsall in the Capital One Cup.
“We needed a result like today and a performance like that,” he said.
“The last two or three results haven’t been what we wanted.
“We had to come back.
“That is how we have played in pre-season.
“The result is the main thing.
“Mistakes cost us on Tuesday, we wanted to put that right.
“We were solid today.
“The lads are happy and it was well deserved.
“Three points is a massive boost.
“We came out of the traps quickly.
“We felt if we could get in their faces we could disrupt their play and we did that magnificently.”
Clayton took his tally for the season to three with the brace and said he felt relaxed after opening his account against Yeovil.
He said he felt more confident at the start of the season having got his first year at Brentford under his belt.
“I didn’t start well last season in terms of goals, it’s good to get a good start,” said the striker.
“It helps you relax and get in to your game.
“The first goal is a burden lifted.
“I was relaxed today, got another two goals and I hope to keep it going.
“Last season I came here with 29 goals on my head from the year before.
“Everyone was expecting that again.
“I felt pressure last season, I was trying to impress too much rather than play my own game.
“I’ve got a season in League One under my belt now, I feel more confident and comfortable.”
Clayton said his partnership with Farid was getting better all the time.
He said he was pleased that his fellow front man got two goals and hoped the pair could continue their form.
“The partnership is improving game by game,” said Clayton.
“He is doing his work, I’m doing my work and it’s working well for the team.
“He is a goal scorer.
“He has a couple today which is good for him.
“Hopefully that can continue.
“Setting up goals for each other shows how well we are linking.
“The understanding is there to see.”
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