WANDERERS’ mini-revival was cut short by play-off chasing Brentford at Griffin Park.

Florian Jozefzoon edged the Bees ahead after an even first half but Dean Smith’s side enforced their superiority after the break, hitting the post through Nico Yennaris before adding a second through sub Neal Maupay.

Wanderers struggled to carve out clear-cut opportunities but at 1-0 down a mistake by Chris Mepham in front of his own goal gifted an opportunity to Gary Madine – his shot blocked well by sprawling keeper Daniel Bentley.

“I’m disappointed with the result,” Parkinson said. “The second goal was when we opened up trying to get back into the game, so I am not too worried about that.

“But I thought we matched them first half and had as many opportunities as they did.

“In spells, I thought we got into some great positions in the second half too but we just needed someone to put their foot through the ball when it was bouncing around in the penalty box.

“I can’t fault the effort and application of the lads. There’s a manner you can lose.

“And it’s only gone to 2-0 after we’ve thrown Le Fondre, Wilbraham and Madine up front with Sammy and Buckley as wing-backs. It was always possible we could get done on the break.

“In general I thought we had enough moments to get something from the game.”

Parkinson plunged Everton loanee Harry Charsley in for his full debut just 24 hours after his signature had been sealed.

"It was a big ask of Harry to put him straight in," said the Bolton boss. "But he was very good."