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Fulham 1-4 Brentford Cham 40 1415 Daily Star

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Fulham (0) 1-4 (1) Brentford

The Bees beat Fulham 4-1 at Craven Cottage in the west London derby to move up to fifth and back into the play-off spots.

Warburton, who is leaving the club at the end of the season even if they get promoted, reckons his side need to win at least two of their last six fixtures to book their place in the end of season lottery.

And he wants them to meet that target quickly so they can have a crack at finishing in the top-two.

"You could have a team that wins seven games, puts on a real run and up they go and they go clear with 90-odd points," Warburton said after Brentford's win over their local rivals.

"With the nature of the fixtures at the moment teams are going to drop points so what does it take to be second? What does it take to be in the play-off places? I don't know.

"The average has been 72 points in the last five years and the highest has been 75. I think you'll need 75 points to get in the play-offs at the minimum.

"If that's the case we need two more wins. That's our first target, win our next two games and then we go on."

Stuart Dallas opened the scoring on 24 minutes when he found space on the edge of the box and fired past Fulham keeper Marcus Bettinelli.

The Northern Irish winger doubled Brentford's lead after the break as the home defence stood off once again allowing him to find the top corner of the net from 20-yards.

Ross McCormack raised the hosts' hopes with a 66th minute penalty after debutant loanee James Husband was fouled in the box.

But the Bees wrapped up all three points when substitute Alan Judge smashed a free-kick home in the 89th minute and Jota put the icing on the cake with an injury time volley.

Fulham remain 20th in the Championship table but their cushion to the drop zone has been cut to just seven points.

They were booed off at the final whistle by the disgruntled home support and Symons accepts their hostile reaction.

The Cottagers boss said: "It's understandable, we've lost a local derby.

"People get frustrated. That's part of football."

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