Sam Williams is ready to step up to the plate if Brentford teammate Jordan Rhodes is crocked for any length of time.
Ipswich loan-star Rhodes left Griffin Park on crutches following Tuesday night's loss to Chesterfield.
Although Bees boss Andy Scott initially said Rhodes had taken a knock on his ankle, rumours soon circulated that the striker may even have broken his foot.
The true damage will not be known until Rhodes has a scan.
And with fellow striker Nathan Elder out for the season, Aston Villa loanee Williams is the only other fit forward in the squad apart from rookie Moses Ademola, himself out on loan at Welling.
But Williams is fighting fit and raring to go if Bees boss Andy Scott comes calling.
He said: "When I came here the team was on an unbeaten run, and both strikers were doing well.
"Now Jordan's got an injury, which is gutting for him.
"We've are room-mates and have been in each others pockets since I've been here, and hopefully he's okay.
"But I'm ready for it if I'm needed. I've scored goals wherever I've been and have plenty more in my locker."
Williams was a second-half sub in the 1-0 loss to the Spireites, which ended League Two leaders Brentford's nine-game unbeaten.
But Williams is confident they'll bounce back when they visit Dagenham on Monday night.
"Everyone has a blip," he said. "But I think we'll be alright. Dagenham will need the points, so it will be an open game, and we'll be able to hit them on the break.
"It's easier playing a team who're going for the win because it means there'll be more space rather than a team putting 10 men behind the ball.
"I think the boys are mentally tired from the Saturday-Tuesday run of games, and the break'll do us good."
Brentford's recent run of bad luck up front started with Elder's fractured cheekbone and eye-socket, thanks to the elbow of Rotherham's Pablo Mills, two weeks ago.
Elder has now had an operation, is out of hospital, and even attended the Chesterfield game.
Brentford's other injury concern for the trip to Dagenham is left winger Sam Wood, who came off during the Chesterfield defeat carrying a limp.
Scott said: "Sam got a whack in the first-half and we didn't want to do any more damage in the second, so he came off as a precaution."