Brentford showed their promotion credentials with a hard fought 2-1 win over Cardiff City says Josh Dasilva.

Goals from Bryan Mbeumo and Ollie Watkins gave the Bees’ a victory that took them to within a point of the play-offs and it was much needed on the back of defeat at Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.

Having seen a first half lead slip at Hillsborough it was vital to get back to winning ways at Griffin Park, especially after Marlon Pack struck to give the Bluebirds hope.

“It’s good to bounce back, 100%,” Dasilva said.

“That’s what we’ve done a few times this season and that was the message today, to bounce back from a fairly disappointing result on Saturday.

“We were a bit unlucky because generally the performance wasn’t bad, we should’ve got a point but we didn’t so we took it into this game, and had to make sure we defended well and make sure they didn’t get that second goal.”

The 21-year-old who signed from Arsenal last season is enjoying a successful run of games in the side this season, contributing six goals in the process.

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He admits though he still has much to learn in the role and against a powerful Cardiff side the presence of Pontus Jansson and Henrik Dalsgaard in defence was vital.

“I looked around me and they(Cardiff) must’ve had six or seven guys ten feet tall, you realise how big they are, so I thought we did well, maybe we previously we would’ve given them a chance but having experienced guys like Henrik and Pontus helped us a lot, they help us gets through games.

“Their experience, their leadership, they talk to me, help me.

“My defence is something I’m working on a lot and improving, and they reiterate that to me on the pitch.”

Signing a four-year contract last in 2018 the left-footer felt Brentford was the place to grow his game, and although many are already talking the midfielder up, the man himself opts not to set target’s in what he feels will be a break out season.

“I literally take it game by game, if I start putting a target on the number of goals or assists then I put pressure on myself, I think first and foremost is to put in a good performance, then if I get goals then I’m happy.”

Brentford welcome Fulham to Griffin park on Saturday knowing if they get one over their rivals they will go above them in the table and into the play-off spots.

“I’m buzzing for Saturday,” he said.

“When you’ve got payers like Said (Benraham), Ollie (Watkins), Bryan (Mbeumo), Kamo (Mokotjo), Christian (Norgaard), Mathias (Jensen) it’s a joy to play with.

“We all make it easier to each other, we understand each other more, we enjoy our football and long may it continue.”

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