Brentford manager Dean Smith doesn't think the latest international break has been a hindrance to his side.

The Bees go into Saturday's clash at home with Millwall unbeaten in their last four Championship games.

But the break this time around was a benefit to Brentford after a mammoth run of games in September.

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Indeed, the club have just three games this month and welcome back a number of players for Saturday.

"The break can be disruptive but it's a break that we needed because we had a number of injured players," said Smith.

"It has given us the opportunity to recover, reflect on the previous month and get ready for Millwall.

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"We has players who needed to rest. It have opportunities to people like Chris Mepham, who came on at half-time against Derby and was exceptional against Middlesbrough in the last game.

"And that's what injuries do, that we have the B team that people like Chris can come through and work their way into the first team."