Dean Smith is wary of having his team selection impacted on transfer deadline day with Brentford set to face Aston Villa.

The Scott Hogan transfer saga is set to reach a conclusion one way or the other. At the time of writing GetWestLondon understands that nothing has been agreed with any club, including West Ham.

But that could all change if the Hammers, or another Premier League club, end their silence and stump up the £15million the Bees want in order to get their man.

Brentford will be making final preparations before the contest with the Villans on Monday but those could be thrown into chaos by a late bid for any player. There could even be a scenario where an offer comes in during the game and a player has to be taken off.

Head coach Dean Smith said: “Why you have a game on transfer deadline day I don't know. There's a Premier League fixture list.

Dean Smith

“Because of that, Chelsea don't play their full team. The FA Cup is meant to be a special competition for everyone in this country and we put fixtures either side of it and it doesn't help to have other games.”

Hogan has been distracted by the ongoing saga as he could be in line for a huge pay rise but Smith has been happy with his commitment.

“When you are talking about the numbers in the Premier League in terms of wages I think it is going to turn any young man’s head,” said Smith.

“But he has been good, he’s trained every day, he’s been OK around the training ground.

“If he did go, I would shake his hand because I can understand him harbouring ambitions to go and play in the Premier League with the sort of money that is on offer. I would wish him well.”

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