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Warburton hoping for response

Brentford manager Mark Warburton conceded his players lost their own personal battles in his side's 3-0 defeat at Rotherham.

Kieran Agard was Rotherham's hero with a brace to take his total for the season to 20. He set them on their way from the penalty spot after 13 minutes and then added the second after 44 minutes following a splendid four-man move.

Substitute Haris Vuckic added the third in the second minute of added time and just a minute after coming on to the field as Rotherham extended their unbeaten run to 14 games.

Warburton said his team improved as the game went on.

"In the first half we weren't brave enough and we never really threatened them," Warburton said.

"I think some of the one-to-one battles we lost.

"In the second half and as the game wore on we were better.

"For us it wasn't our normal standard but I have to recognise on the night we were beaten by a better team, simple as that.

"You get out of a game what you put into it and I thought at times we fell below our normal standard.

"Apart from some tidy passages we weren't clinical enough.

"In certain areas we didn't step up and we will learn from it.

"Our only focus now is Oldham. We think 79 points is a good score. We need to get to 94 or 95.

"How are we going to do that? With five wins."