Warburton: Six more wins will be enough for promotion

Aiming high: Brentford boss Mark Warburton

Aiming high: Brentford boss Mark Warburton

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Brentford boss Mark Warburton has told his men six more wins will take them to the Championship promised land.

The 51-year-old manager saw goals from Clayton Donaldson, Marcello Trotta and Alan McCormack give his side a 3-1 win over Coventry City on Saturday to back up last week's 1-0 win at promotion rivals Leyton Orient.

The Bees have now won their past four games and are unbeaten in five sicne a 3-0 home defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Brentford - a point behind League One leaders Wolves with a game in hand - head to play-off chasing Rotherham on Tuesday night before travelling to Oldham Athletic on Saturday.

And the Griffin Park chief insisted his men must maintain their current form if they are to secure automatic promotion this term.

"There was no point in having a great win last week and then dropping points today," he said on Saturday.

"It is all about consistency and performance and our only focus now is Rotherham. We don't worry about Wolves, Orient and the rest.

He added: "We've got 10 games left.

"The big target today was to equal last season's total of 79 points today. That's a fantastic achievement.

"But there are 30 more points to play for and I think you will need 95 points to be assured of promotion.

"Another 16 points is our target and if we can get another six wins quickly then great, but that is our target."

The Bees slipped behind to an early Callum Wilson strike, but Donaldson and Trotta ensured their side were in front at half time before a break away McCormack effort put the icing on the cake early in the second half.

And Warburton reckoned the scoreline could have been even more convincing.

“Poor first half. The worst we've been since December. The players know that," he added.

"Much improved second half performance. Higher intensity and playing in the parts of the pitch we want to play in.

"We should have scored more goals."

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