Dan Bentley has revealed that Brentford have been working on tightening up at the back during the international break.
The Bees have been exciting to watch with 23 goals scored since the start of February but they have also conceded 22.
And Bentley knows that number is far too high from both a goalkeeping perspective and a team perspective.
He said: “We know we've shipped far too many goals recently. I know that from an individual point of view and we know that from a defensive point of view and a team point of view.
“It's not something we're happy about in relying on the lads up top to outscore the opposition. I don't want to get into the habit of that and I'm sure the gaffer and squad want that either.
“Going forward, we've worked on things we felt needed to work on. We've done a lot of shape work and defensive work and we've done a lot of attacking work in terms of transitions.
“I'm sure that we'll go into the back end of the season confident of shipping fewer goals than recently.
“That's not something I condone at all and, from a team perspective, we want to get that right.”
Bentley refused to reveal the target Dean Smith had set for the squad but believes it is very much achievable and reiterating his strong feelings about the phrase 'nothing to play for'.
He added: “We've got our own targets individually as players. I think from a team's point of view, the gaffer has given us a target. I think it's one we can achieve.
“We know what we've got to do and what our aim is and make sure our season doesn't fizzle out. As I've said before, I'm not a fan of the nothing to play for phrase.”