Alan Judge believes he is having the best season of his career, although it has been tempered by two months on the sidelines through injury.
The Irishman, who scored the goal that took Brentford to the Championship, made his loan move from Blackburn permanent in the summer and has become the fulcrum of the team.
However, being the perfectionist he is, Judge would have liked to add more goals to his tally.
He said: “I said to the lads in there that before I got injured I was having the best season although I've not scored as many goals as I'd have liked.
“Before the injury it was a great season and it's turned into a good season. I feel I have played my best football.”
Judge is the only player to be in the top 10 in making tackles and setting up goals and he put that down to Mark Warburton's influence.
He said: “I think it's most tackles and assists. I could never tackle last year and it shows the way the gaffer has changed my game.
“I'm happy with that. People know I do score goals and I'm putting it down to a bad year in front of goal.”