Warburton will keep the Brentford faith

Warburton will keep the Brentford faith

Shoot on sight: Midfielder Jonathan Douglas takes aim for one of only a few Brentford shots on target on Saturday

Keep with it: Brentford boss Mark Warburton

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It will be business as usual for Bees boss Mark Warburton this week, despite seeing his side's 19-match unbeaten league run destroyed on Saturday.

A Michael Jacobs brace added to James Henry's first half opener saw Wolverhampton Wanderers beat promotion rivals Brentford 3-0 to knock Warburton's men out of the League One top two.

It was the manager's first league defeat since taking over from Uwe Rosler in December and the Bees' first league reverse since October.

The Griffin Park outfit travel to Carlisle United on Saturday looking to avenge a 3-2 FA Cup exit at Brunton Park earlier in the season.

But apart from sharpening up his side's shooting boots, Warburton insisted there would be no dramatic changes in their approach.

"We were not clinical enough around the final third. There was some good football played, but we weren't clinical enough and we did not get enough shots on target," he said on Saturday.

"The promotion race is still in our hands. We are not a bad team because of 90 minutes.

"We've set ourselves a five game target. We are two games in and that target is still achievable. If we do that we'll be at the right points level.

"Losing a football match is not nice for anyone, the players, the staff or for me standing on the sidelines when you are 3-0 down.

"You cannot panic and make overhauls the boys are in good shape still and that is one defeat in 20.

"If we had to change it for one defeat in 20, then I would be panicking. I'm not going to gloss over it. We're far from happy, but as long as we can learn from this we will be fine.

"There is a lot of games and a lot of football to be played

"We've got a good balance. the young players are frustrated and the senior players have been there and done it. It will not happen again."

And Warburton, who expects Sam Saunders to be missing for five weeks after knee surgery last week, asked frustrated fans to keep faith in his team and its footballing philosphy.

"We want the supporters to believe in what we are doing. You've got to believe in us and stick with us," he added.

"The boys are trying to play a certain way and it has worked really well of late."

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