Dean Smith admitted that he is mulling over reverting to the 3-5-2 formation for Saturday's trip to Burton.
The Bees deployed that system against the Brewers earlier in the season and it brought about success as the west Londoners triumphed by two goals to one.
The formation had its pitfalls with Brentford looking less likely to score but, with the Bees conceding goals at an increased rate, a switch may be considered.
Smith said: “It certainly has crossed my mind with the bodies we've got after Tuesday. It's something we'll think about.
“I thought were a very tough team to beat when we were playing three at the back. We defended well as a team and that's one to weigh up.
“When you look when we had four earlier in the season, the wide players tucked in and made us solid behind the ball. Scott did his thing and our wide players are attacking players who look to score goals.
Smith has noticed a reaction in the Brentford squad after their poor display against Wolves on Tuesday night.
The Bees were well off the pace and below the usual standards they had set themselves as they were beaten 2-1 after a late fightback by Paul Lambert's side.
Smith has seen a reaction in training from his squad in the last two days as the team know their performance was not acceptable and they will look to put things right against Burton.
He said: “I think training has been good, Thursday and Friday. We spoke about it on Thursday. The lads knew they hadn't played well and not the standard we expected of them.
“Since the turn of the year, that's been a rarity. We can't change it. It is what it is. We need to make sure the performance levels are better against Burton.”
Smith also revealed that he stopped training after 20 seconds on Thursday to remind his squad of their qualities.
He revealed: “The players on the night didn't play to their best and got outbattled by Wolves. It's never as bad when you watch it back again but it was bad.
“People like Jota, who has been nominated for player of the month and has been outstanding, produced a performance unlike him. His performance and passing was poor.
“We were doing a bit of possession and I stopped it after 20 seconds where we made 10 passes and said there you go, you can pass it.
“I've got belief in this group of players and it was important that they knew that it was unlike us and we need to put a performance in at Burton.
“They're unbeaten in the last six games and Nigel (Clough) has made them a tough team to play against.”
Smith doesn't buy into the fact that Brentford have nothing to play for and he has set the squad a target to beat last season's points tally.
He said: “We want to finish with as many points as possible. We've done some mini targets. We looked at 18 points with 10 games to go as it's one more than last season.
“For me, it's just the next game. Every game in the Championship is tough but our performance levels have been really good until Tuesday.”