It’s fair to say that if Dean Smith had remained in charge of Brentford for the remainder of the season, then the Bees would have certainly been challenging for a top-six finish.
But since Smith’s departure, the Bees’ form has taken a huge dip and they are now closer to the relegation zone, as opposed to the play-off places.
This will be a huge concern for Brentford supporters, many of whom would have expected their team to continue their good run of form, even after Smith’s departure from the club.
One of the rare bright sparks so far this season has been the form of Neal Maupay who has shown glimpses of why he could be playing at a higher level than the Championship.
But there are many players who are yet to have been given a fair chance in the Brentford side to prove themselves, with new boss Thomas Frank opting to continue to pick a number of underperforming players each week.
So which players are likely to be fed up at Griffin Park heading into a busy festive period?
Find out here….