Dean Smith tells Brentford to get excited about promotion prospects

Brentford manager Dean Smith

The Bees sit in the play-off places after an impressive start to the Championship campaign.

Brentford manager Dean SmithBrentford manager Dean Smith

Brentford boss Dean Smith has urged fans to get excited at the idea that the club could reach the Premier League this season, as reported by the Evening Standard.

The Bees are perched high in the play-off places after a start to the Championship campaign which has seen the club beat promotion rivals such as Brighton and Reading.

Brentford's Scott Hogan celebrates scoring their second goalBrentford's Scott Hogan celebrates scoring their second goal

Tuesday night's thrashing of Reading leaves Brentford in fourth place, and the manner of their victory and performances of late have been enough to encourage fans of the potential challenge their club will issue to the rest of the division.

Manager Smith has encouraged the Brentford faithful to generate an atmosphere around Griffin Park based on their potential as promotion prospects, a process that could eventually seal their fate later in the season.

“Let them get excited,” he said, quoted by the Evening Standard.

Brentford's John Egan celebrates with teammates after he scores his sides first goalBrentford's John Egan celebrates with teammates after he scores his sides first goal

“I am excited, but I get excited by watching good football. When you have momentum you ride with it.”

Brentford coasted to victory against Reading on Tuesday night, with Joshua Clarke, Lasse Vibe, Maxime Colin and Scott Hogan grabbing the goals for the home side.

The club have never been in the Premier League, and have not graced England's top division since 1945, but such a great start to the season may have Brentford fans dreaming that the current crop of players can finally end the club's long wait for a return to the top flight.

Brentford manager Dean Smith (R) shakes the hand of Aston Villa Manager Roberto Di Matteo before the gameBrentford manager Dean Smith (R) shakes the hand of Aston Villa Manager Roberto Di Matteo before the game

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