Inconsistency has stunted Brentford’s progress so far this season and they currently sit closer to the relegation zone than the play-offs after eighteen games.
The Bees are undoubtedly aiming to launch a promotion push this season, but 22 points from the first 18 matches is just not good enough considering the talent they have at their disposal.
Dean Smith will be desperate to turn things around at Griffin Park and he might need to dip into the January market to bring in some fresh faces and revitalise this stalling Brentford side.
But value for money is hard to come by in January and the Bees might be limited to just loan deals.
There are plenty of players who are on the periphery of Premier League squads who will look to force a temporary move to the Championship in the January window to get some game time.
Here are three London based suggestions for Dean Smith to consider.