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Having put together a 10-match unbeaten streak, there will be those who feel that Brentford are in the ideal mindset to earn Premier League promotion through the playoffs.
However, the Bees continue to find goals difficult to come by, and Thomas Frank will be aware that his side must improve in the final third if they want to join Norwich and their next opponents in the top flight.
On a positive note, successive 1-0 wins over Bournemouth and Rotherham United are a welcome boost for a team which had previously recorded six draws in seven games.
Bryan Mbeumo netted the decisive goals in both fixtures, contributions which were required with top goalscorer Ivan Toney having now netted just once in seven outings.
Brentford head into this contest having gone seven games without defeat at home, their last setback coming against potential playoff opponents Barnsley on February 14.
When Bournemouth kept Jonathan Woodgate in charge for the remainder of the season, the decision inevitably divided opinion among a fanbase who were aware that the appointment of Thierry Henry was an option for their club.
However, the former Middlesbrough boss has worked wonders at the Vitality Stadium, winning seven games in succession to keep the club in contention for an immediate return to the Premier League.
While the Cherries have kept just one clean sheet in six outings, scoring 18 goals during the same period means that even the most pessimistic of supporters will be dreaming of competing in the top flight next season.
Arnaud Danjum Groeneveld continues to be the standout man in the final third, but a number of his teammates are also stepping up to the plate on a weekly basis.