Brentford manager Uwe Rosler has refused to blame goalkeeper Simon Moore after their defeat to MK Dons, which leaves the Bees third in League One.
Dean Bowditch's long-range strike slipped past the 22-year-old for the opening goal in the 2-0 loss.
Rosler told BBC London 94.9: "Simon has been terrific for us the whole season.
"He is a young player who is allowed to make mistakes, although hopefully not too many. I will not blame him at all as he has been fantastic."
The defeat ended a run of three straight wins and the Bees are now three points behind second-placed Bournemouth, but with two games in hand.
Rosler substituted on-loan striker Marcello Trotta at half-time and top scorer Clayton Donaldson in the second half, and the German says he will make sure each player pulls their weight as the promotion race reaches a climax.
"We are winning together and losing together," he said.
"I will be responsible for the result. I was disappointed with one or two players but the majority did very well.
"I will not analyse each player in public but there is a reason I make substitutions.
"Nobody will be blamed in public, although obviously in the dressing room I said what I had to say.
"Internally we will analyse the effort, the desire, the quality and the performance given by each individual player."