Dean Smith has confirmed there has been no talk of Philipp Hofmann leaving Brentford despite him being limited to substitute appearances due to Scott Hogan.
The 23-year-old forward has not started for the Bees since their 1-0 EFL Cup defeat to Exeter in August and has made eight Championship appearances as a substitute this season.
“It's another one where he's working harder to try and get into the team but there's no chat (regarding a departure) as of yet,” Smith said.
Hofmann was subbed on for John Egan late into Brentford's 2-1 defeat against Newcastle United at Griffin Park on Saturday after Smith decided to keep Hogan on the bench for the club's long-term interests.
Hogan has scored 14 goals for Brentford in his 26 appearances in all competitions this season.
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