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21 February 2017

Brentford manager Dean Smith has been speaking ahead of the Bees’ visit to Hillsborough on Tuesday night, and he said he wants to put his side’s 3-2 defeat to Reading behind them. 

The Bees were originally scheduled to face Wolves last weekend but the game was postponed due to the Molineux side’s FA Cup commitments.

Smith says the fixture-free weekend was of benefit to his squad and explained: "I think we would have probably preferred a game on Saturday, certainly after the exploits on the Tuesday.

“I thought we played very well against Reading and deserved to come away with all the points. 

“You want to put that behind you as quick as possible, but it's given us time to work on the training ground and rest a few players as well.

"I saw a couple of games myself, Richard went to watch Sheffield Wednesday at Nottingham Forest as well, so we've all been out and about to take in a few games.

"You have to concern yourselves with the performance because that's the only thing you can control, you can't control the result of the game. 

“To go to a team like Reading, who have been playing so well and are doing so well in the league, and have 23 efforts on their goal away from home shows a good performance. 

“We conceded three goals again and that's something that we need to do better with."

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