Rosler glad to avoid late woe

Uwe Rosler praised Brentford’s mental strength after a penalty
shootout win over Swindon finally booked a place in the League One
play-off final.

Brentford were denied automatic promotion when Marcello Trotta
missed a stoppage-time penalty nine days ago and they endured more
late heartbreak when Aden Flint’s last gasp header forced
extra-time at Griffin Park.

The sides remained locked at 3-3, with the tie 4-4 on aggregate,
but they were separated in the shootout as Miles Storey’s miss
allowed Adam Forshaw to score the winning kick, setting up a
Wembley clash against Yeovil.

Adam Rooney’s own goal and Clayton Donaldson’s double had put
Brentford into a commanding 3-1 lead, but Joe Devera added to
Rooney’s goal at the right end before Flint’s late header.

“Swindon took us to the wire,” Rosler said.

“But the way we played for 120 minutes, just 48 hours after the
last match, was magnificent and we deserved to go through.

“After what had happened before, and to concede in the last
second again, for them to come back psychologically… they never
felt sorry for themselves and they never stopped.

“I am privileged to have a squad like this in my first job in
English football.”