Scott Parker believes Fulham will need to repeat the hard-nosed mental "ingredient" that saw them past Cardiff to beat Brentford and reach the Premier League.

Fulham lost 2-1 in the Championship play-off semi-final second leg at Craven Cottage on Thursday night, but still reached the final 3-2 on aggregate.

Neeskens Kebano's fifth goal in four games was enough for Fulham to seal their place in the play-off final, with Curtis Nelson and Lee Tomlin on target for Cardiff.

And after a nerve-wracking and gritty finale on Thursday, manager Parker admitted Fulham will need plenty more steel to beat local rivals Brentford at Wembley on Tuesday.

"We'll need the ingredient I saw at times, and that ingredient is a real mentality about you, that when the going gets tough; technical ability, what qualities you have, go right out the window," said Parker.

"There's always points in football matches that have nothing to do with tactics, nothing to do with technique, and are all a mindset and an understanding of the moment.

"It becomes an understanding that 'I need something to fall back on', and this was a prime example of that in the second half.

"In the first half our technical ability, our shape, our precision and tactics all had us in a good position. But the second half had nothing to do with that.

"And it was that moment that was not about quality or technique or ability, it was about just doing what you've got to do to win a football match, get through this game, and we did that.

"That's constantly my message to this team. And that's what we'll need again in the final.

"Overall we've got ourselves to the final, which is an incredible achievement in terms of a long drawn out season, the 48th game that was tonight.

"Brentford are a very good side, we're playing against a very good side and we understand that."

Meanwhile, Frank vowed to celebrate Brentford reaching the Championship play-off final, but insisted the job is not done yet.

The Bees beat Swansea 3-1 in the final game at Griffin Park to move a step closer to the Premier League. Brentford overturned Swansea’s one-goal lead from the first leg within the first 15 minutes through goals from Ollie Watkins and Emiliano Marcondes.

Bryan Mbeumo added the third just after half-time before Rhian Brewster to make it a nervous last 15 minutes the hosts.

Rovers would be due a promotion bonus should the Bees clinch promotion in the deal that took goalkeeper David Raya to Brentford last summer. The Spaniard will come up against former Rovers team-mates Harrison Reed and Tom Cairney who were both part of the Cottagers side who made it to Wembley.

Frank said: “We were very irritated after the game over there. My adrenaline never stopped until after this game.

“We talked about not coming off the pitch without reaching the final. The message was we needed to start faster than we ever had before and we did that.

“It was nervy. At 3-0 we should just ease through, or potentially score the fourth goal. We made a mistake we shouldn’t make.

“Of course I’m extremely pleased and happy. It’s a very nice moment. I will celebrate with a glass of red because we have achieved something good. But we will go to the final to win it.

“We have had a very good season, the best in modern times at Brentford. I’m proud of the players. We will go into the final with momentum and massive belief, and leave everything out there.”