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Brentford hero just wants to keep his spot after shining against Reading

The 22-year-old produced a man of the match performance for the Bees against Reading, scoring the opening goal and giving the Royals defenders a torrid time going forward, while producing a solid effort defensively

Josh Clarke is determined to make things as difficult as possible for either Henrik Dalsgaard or Sergi Canos to return to the Brentford starting XI.

The 22-year-old produced a man of the match performance for the Bees against Reading, scoring the opening goal and giving the Royals defenders a torrid time going forward, while producing a solid effort defensively.

Indeed, all four of Clarke's Brentford goals have come against teams wearing blue and white hoops; he now has two against Reading and two against QPR.

“I just come into a game and play my game and keep my spot,” Clarke said when asked to reflect on the off scoring statistic.

“This season, it was best my performance. Nothing changes (wherever I'm selected) as I have to play my game. At right back, I have to defend first and then attack after.

Josh Clarke celebrates his opener(Image: Get Reading)

“I wanted to play my game and play well and create chances for the team. We need to put chances away. Hopefully, a win is coming.

Frustration was the order of the day as Reading scrambled a point they scarcely deserved and Clarke insisted the squad still believe in what they are doing.

“We've got to believe as a group. Nothing has changed. We're playing our football and chances will come,” he added.

“We're playing great football. We're staying together as a team. Once we get a win and confidence will come.”

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