Brentford boss Nicky Forster admits on-loan striker Jeffrey Schlupp may have earned himself a starting berth for next week's Johnstone's Paint Trophy final against Carlisle.
In a dress rehearsal for the showpiece, Schlupp starred by netting twice to secure the Bees all three points in a 2-1 success over the Cumbrians.
Forster said: "Jeffrey had two chances apart from a first-half header and he took them both and that's the mark of a real striker. I was delighted for him and I think it will be the first of many.
"He turned down the chance to play for Germany Under-19s against Belgium to stake a claim for a place in the side at Wembley and he probably hasn't done himself any harm. Leicester were keen for him to extend his loan and I was delighted to keep him. You saw why.
"Carlisle had a couple of chances in the first 20 minutes and didn't take them but when ours came we did and sometimes that can be the only difference between winning and losing.
"`I thought we looked very good in the second half but have to admit I was disappointed not to keep a clean sheet."