Brentford head coach Dean Smith will not let outside influences affect his team selection for Saturday's FA Cup tie with Chelsea after West Ham target Scott Hogan missed the last two matches.

The Bees striker received a phone call the night before the 2-1 defeats to Newcastle and Wigan, forcing him out of the line-up.

But the head coach will be the only person making the decision, irrespective of whether Hogan gets any more Friday night phone calls.

He said: “Scott is available for selection. He trained all week but it'll be my decision whether he's starting, on the bench or not involved. We made it clear last week that we're not going to be affected by phone calls.”

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Every member of the Brentford squad would be sold for the right price, as is club policy, but Smith insisted that any club would have to meet their valuation in order for Hogan to be sold.

“We would let any of our players go anywhere for the right money. That's been shown throughout the world and players will go if the value is met and that's the same for our players,” he added.

“We've had offers from different clubs for Scott Hogan and all of them haven't met the valuation. We keep our business private and say no if it's not met and it's up to them if a deal has met ours.”

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