Josh Clarke believes that Brentford deserved to have climbed the table after results started to match their performances.
The Bees had to wait until near the end of September to pick up their first win of the season but their form since the October international break has seen them pick up 13 points from a possible 15 and close in to four points off a play-off spot.
And Clarke feels that their position is more merited than when they were at the foot of the table in August.
He told the club's official website: “We deserve it. Our performances have been great so far. We have been working hard and hopefully we can keep climbing the table from where we are.
“If you take it way back then we have been playing well but haven’t been taking our chances.
“Now you can see that we are playing well and taking our chances which is paying off.
“Leeds United are a good team so we were happy to get the win and have the good performance too over the weekend.”
Clarke has been one of the standout players of the season, performing on either wing but has also shone at left back, after Rico Henry's injury, and right back, after Henrik Dalsgaard's.
Indeed, one of his most notable performances came in the 2-0 win over Birmingham where he nullified the threat of former Brentford favourite Jota.
He reflected: “At first it was a bit awkward. However, as long as I am playing, doing a job, and playing well, then I am happy.
“Jota is a good player and I have played with him so I know his weaknesses. I just played my game and it worked as he had to come off.
“If the gaffer puts me left-back, right-back, or on the wing then I just have to do a job and play my best.”
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