Date: 15th December 2015 at 2:22pm
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Head coach Dean Smith has said he believes Brentford will have to be at their best to take all three points from Cardiff City tonight.

Making the trip to Wales for the Championship clash, Smith told the Official Site in his pre game press conference, that he felt it would be a high energy tempo game between two well organised sides but very tight, and with Cardiff losing two successive two nil leads to see games end in a draw, he’s expecting them to want to show a reaction this evening.

‘I expect it to be a cagey game. Both teams will have a look at each other. But I think both teams are energetic as well. Both will pride themselves on being well organised, I don`t think we will have the end-to-end we had at Fulham on Saturday. We have one defeat in ten and I hope we can continue that.’

Smith went on to say that Cardiff’s threats are obvious but for him it would be a mistake to focus more in on somebody like Kenwyne Jones, as they have others like Anthony Pilkington and Craig Noone who can make you pay if you lose focus.

With that said, he has an interest in knowing how they will set up but for him it’s about us playing to our strengths and making them worry about us – rather than the other way round.

‘Cardiff took a deserved lead on Saturday, they were winning 2-0 and looked comfortable. Sheffield Wednesday started passing it better in the second half, scored a goal from outside the box and put a lot of pressure on after that. They scored a really good goal from a passing move and Cardiff had some chances after that. Cardiff have some really good players, a good target man in Kenwyne Jones, who makes it stick and brings others in to play. He will be a handful. They have Pilkington, Noone and some other really good footballers. They also have powerful ones as well so we will need to be at our best.’


‘I have an idea of the opposition before I name my team but I concentrate on ourselves. It is about what we want to do and how we want to play. But you have to look for weaknesses to explore. All the players are good after Saturday, they are very professional and have recovered well. Our medical and sports science side is very good, the players are well looked after and will be ready.’

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