Uwe Rosler hailed Brentford's "massive" point following the dramatic 2-2 draw with Sheffield United.
The visitors, who finished the game with nine men, snatched a point when substitute Bradley Wright-Phillips pounced in the final minute after goals from United's Barry Robson and Dave Kitson cancelled out Marcello Trotta's opener.
Brentford are now a point behind second-placed Bournemouth and Rosler said: "We aren't talking about the play-offs. We are talking about automatic promotion. That is a massive point for us and we want to build on that.
"We started strongly and I don't think they could live with us at times. I thought we actually deserved to win but this is still a massive point."
Wright-Phillips pounced during the closing moments of an extraordinary match which produced three red cards and four penalties to snatch a draw for Rosler's side. United looked set to record their second triumph under new manager Chris Morgan when Kitson headed home following substitute Robson's spot-kick.
But Brentford, who had taken the lead courtesy of Trotta's penalty, had other ideas and dragged themselves level in the 89th minute. Tony McMahon and Sam Saunders missed penalties for their respected sides, while the Blades had Harry Maguire sent off and Brentford pair Tony Craig and Clayton Donaldson also saw red.
Morgan, like Rosler, expressed concerns about referee Keith Stroud's handling of the match, labelling some of his decisions questionable.
"I learned a lot about my players out there," Morgan said. "I learned they have heart and desire. I learned they have the character and fight to come back from difficult situations.
"I firmly believe that we will go into the final match of the season still with a chance of automatic promotion.
"People might think I'm wrong but I'm of that opinion without a shadow of a doubt."