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Dean Smith: "it's about remaining consistent in what we do"

22 September 2016

Brentford Head Coach Dean Smith looks ahead to Saturday’s trip to Wolverhampton Wanderers

Dean Smith is hoping to continue Brentford's run of form going into a busy eight days before the next international break. The Bees come into a match with Wolves on Saturday on the back of seven points from nine and Dean wants to press home the importance of keeping a cool head throughout the coming months.

"It's been a positive week last week and another positive week this week," said Dean, speaking to the press earlier today. "The message that we get across to all the players in consistency. I have always said we don't get too high when we win and don't get too low when we get beat, so it's about remaining consistent in what we do."

"We want our levels of performance to be continuous but we also want to push each other to keep lifting the bar and getting better. It's something we are striving for at the moment and we know we won't get too many better weeks than we did last week. They were really good performances and great results off the back of them."

After beating Preston North End by five clear goals last weekend, Dean's side travel to Birmingham to face a Wolves side sitting tenth in the Championship. Their mixed start to the season won't put Dean at ease, as he knows that situations can change very quickly in this division.

"Richard went to watch them against Barnsley and he said there was nothing in the game after 73 minutes, then Barnsley scored and went on to get four - it was a little bit like our performance against Preston on Saturday. Then they travel a long way up the road to Newcastle and go and get a fantastic result there, and then three days later in the same place they lose 2-0. That shows the inconsistencies of the game that there can be.

"We know that our level of performance has to be right for us to go and get something out of the game. It's what we work on week in week out; a level of hard work and performance."

Speaking about the many remaining away games facing his side this season, Dean also reinforced the faith he has in his squad of players home and on the road.

"It's a difficult place to go but it's also a difficult place to play at home if you're not winning. I've got a decent record there, I've only taken one team there while at Walsall for a local derby and won 1-0 and I'd certainly take that result again.

"The players that we've got all believe that they can go play higher, in front of more fans. We are hoping that come a couple of years we'll all be playing in front of higher crowds in a higher league in a new stadium.

"The players enjoy going to these grounds where I think a lot of people don't expect us to go in there and put in the performances that we do or getting the results that we do."

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