Moses Odubajo is urging Brentford to make hay while the festive sun shines.

Championship top-scorer Neal Maupay bagged his 15th league goal of the season as the Bees earned a 1-1 draw at Bristol City on Boxing Day, following up a crucial win over Bolton and leaving Thomas Frank's side five points clear of the drop zone.

The mood in the Brentford dressing room is chipper heading into their trip to promotion-chasing Birmingham on Saturday and Odubajo is taking heart from the way in which his side operated as a cohesive attacking unit at Ashton Gate.

“I think we started a bit slow – maybe that's down to Christmas being the day before but credit to the boys,” said the 25-year-old.

“We dug in and we got the goal that we thoroughly deserved and after the goal, you could see that we had a lot of attempts and we could have nicked another goal at the end.

“Credit to the formation – we narrowed down all the chances and after their goal, they probably had one more half-chance and that's credit to us working hard off the ball and to keep the ball.

“Every time we were going forward, it felt like we were going to create something.

“I think we're more direct at times, which is what the fans want to see.

“As players, you want to make runs and you want the ball to come in behind, and I think now, everyone's on the same wavelength, where if a player makes a run in behind, the defence knows the player's going to make the run – and I'm going to put the ball in behind.

“It's all about momentum and we're making steps in the right direction, and what's good is that there's loads of games in a short space of time, so I think while we're hot, we need to strike.

“We're going to be going into Birmingham full of confidence.”

Playing against Bristol City – just days after completing 90 minutes against Bolton – was a big moment for former England youth international Odubajo, in his second spell at Brentford after suffering a succession of knee injuries.

The former Hull man said: “I feel good. I'm buzzing to keep playing games. To start [on Boxing Day] I think is a massive milestone for me.

“After the last set-back, I thought it was going to be a tough, tough road for me to play two games in a week, and I've done that and I'm very thankful.”