David Button has warned Clayton Donaldson that he and his trusty back four have his number.
Donaldson moved to Birmingham City over the summer after three goal-filled years with the Bees, and returns to Griffin Park tomorrow with his new side.
But Button, whose back line has conceded three goals in their first three Championship games, is confident they can snuff out any threat posed by the 30 year old frontman.
He said: “It was a bit of a loss at the time when Clayton left as he has been magnificent for us, but the players who have since come in to replace him are more than good enough.
“We have a good mix of players up front now and plenty of competition, as they will all be clammering for a start.
“At my end of the pitch, I'd like to think after he was here for so long that we know what Clayton's strengths and weaknesses are, and will know how to deal with him if he plays.
“The four in front of me have been superb so far, but you could go as far as saying it is a back five, as Jonathan Douglas has been brilliant as the holding midfielder sitting in front of them.
“He plays that role so well, and you can see how important it is and how influential he is, and it helps made a great unit back here.”
Button – who some blamed for Charlton's goal on the opening day, and could perhaps have got to Blackpool's opener on Tuesday night, but also made some vital saves – admits he is still learning like much of the squad.
But he believes they will all take heart from getting their first Championship win under their belts at Bloomfield Road, thanks to strikes from Alex Pritchard and Stuart Dallas.
He added: “From a goalkeeping point of view it's going okay, although there are still aspects of my game I can improve. Even those of us who have played at this level before are still learning.
“It was really important going forward to get that first win, especially as we should have got more from the first two games we did, and it just takes the pressure off a little.
“We're under no illusions – we know it's going to be tough, but we have already showed that we can be more than a match for anybody.”
Brentford will check on the fitness of Andre Gray, who missed the midweek win at Blackpool, ahead of the Birmingham game, and while Scott Hogan is back in training, this game may come too soon for him. Sam Saunders continues to be sidelined by his knee injury.