Sam Saunders admits a month ago he was ready to pack it all in a try his luck in the States – but his latest renaissance at Brentford has given him second thoughts.

The Bees' longest-serving player has had more comebacks than Elvis, and in recent weeks has fought his way back in to become an integral part of Dean Smith's midfield.

But Saunders, who scored the opener in last night's 1-1 draw against Leeds, is out of contract in the summer and still in talks with a US team, believed to be NASL side Tampa Bay Rowdies.

He said: “There is some truth in that. It's something that's happened between the clubs, and nothing is set in stone. But particularly a month ago when I wasn't in the team, it's something that was strong, so it's something we're sitting down and discussing at the minute.

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“Whatever happens, I will keep putting the performances in as long as I'm here. Whether I extend my stay we will see, but at the moment I am thoroughly enjoying being in the team and getting that buzz again.

“We're just talking generally at the minute (with Brentford). Because of the interest from America, we're seeing what happens. A month ago it was going to be any easy decision for me as I wasn't in the team, but now I'm back playing.

“I've been here seven years and loved every minute. I don't know what will happen, all that stuff's out of my control. It's just talk at the minute. It's always nice being wanted, and at the moment I'm wanted by Brentford.”

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The Bees really should have taken all three points against Leeds, having conceded a late leveller, and Saunders was as frustrated as anyone.

He added: "We played some nice stuff first half but dropped the tempo a bit in the second half. It's frustrating as theirs was a poor goal. We should have won. It was an error on our part, and a 1-0 win would have been superb, but four points from two games isn't bad.

"My goal got a slight nick. I was driving, and as I was driving I was waiting for the centre halves to come out, because I was going to slip Judgey in. But they wouldn't come towards me, so I got to the edge of the box and thought hang about, I'll shoot here. I let it go and was delighted to see it go in."