Date: 16th May 2015 at 11:00am
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Brentford’s away form wasn’t a patch on Middlesbrough’s home form as this, which has been impressive all season, was the key behind them securing a play-off final place against Ipswich or Norwich.

That and the fact that they scored three unanswered goals to beat us three-nil at the Riverside Stadium on Friday to win five-one on aggregate….

A fairytale ending to the Mark Warburton story with Brentford wasn’t possible as our next manager will move into office with us still a Championship side with Middlesbrough, even without the goalscoring prowess of Chelsea loanee Patrick Bamford, proved too strong for us with the injury-time winner at Griffin Road proving the key to this.

If we were to have a chance of getting back into the tie we had to make a positive start but it was Middlesbrough that did this with Tomlin (23) curling home the first at the midway point of the first half to leave them well in control.

The little attacking threat that we did manage didn’t ever result in a clear cut chance with a difficult job becoming virtually impossible when Kike (55) beat Button to make it two with the game put beyond any doubt when Adomah (78) capped another flowing move with the third.

Our disappointment is still raw, it’s been a fine season but the play-offs prove a bridge too far and now our next move is to find a worthy successor to Warburton, which is going to be easier said than done….