Harlee Dean has insisted that his fine form for Brentford has been down to playing with confidence.
The Bees defender has been noticeably more comfortable on the ball this season, producing some Cruyff turns and his passing range has improved as well.
And the captain believes that this has largely come down to improved confidence.
Speaking late last month, Dean said: “I've always been like that but it's confidence. It's a massive part of football. I feel really confident right now.
“When things happen like that they're nice but my job is to keep clean sheets and stop them scoring. All the other stuff is peripheral for me.”
Dean's influence off the pitch has been just as important as what has gone on on it with many players in the squad citing the captain's influence behind the scenes at Jersey Road.
He added: “I've always been a leader. I'm a different captain. I don't bark or shout at people or stuff like that. It's just words in people's ears. Especially the young boys, they need confidence. I need to learn to say when they're not doing it.
“Football is about confidence and you need to be confident on the pitch and if I can guide them and make them feel good about themselves then you get the best out of them.”