Jonathan Douglas has been warned he will not simply walk back into the Brentford side when they take on Fulham tomorrow night.
The Bees midfielder will be available again after serving a one-match ban for collecting five yellow cards, but Toumani Diagouraga performed admirably in Douglas' role at Millwall.
And while Douglas has been arguably Brentford's best player this season, Bees boss Mark Warburton insists no player is guaranteed a place in his line-up.
He said: “Losing Jonathan for Millwall was interesting, but we shuffled the midfield pack and Toumani Diagouraga did extremely well.
“Do we keep it or change it? We can't tell a player to be patient and wait their turn if we then drop them straight away. They know it is a squad game and chances will come along.”
Before the international break, Brentford entered into talks over a new deal for Douglas, who is out of contract at the end of the season, and while Warburton says there is no update, he is confident of coming to an agreement with his talisman.
He added: “We're very happy with Jonathan and discussions are ongoing, but I don't want anything to distract from or impact on the way we are playing.
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