Andre Gray has admitted it has been difficult to adjust to playing as the lone out and out striker at Brentford after being used on the wing of a front three at Luton.

The 23-year-old has scored 17 goals in all competitions this season and will be hoping for more when the Bees face Middlesbrough in the play-off semi final first leg.

And having come from the Conference, it has given him plenty to work on over the course of the season.

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He said: “It's my favourite position. I never played there at Luton. I was more on the wing of the three.

“It's always been my natural position but it may be more natural with another striker but I think I've adapted to how we've had to play.

“It does get difficult at times knowing when to come and when to go but we do play possession based football and the way the manager wants me to play is to be on the shoulder so I know what he wants me to do and what is best for the team.”

Gray hasn't found the consistency he had towards the end of 2014 but has still impressed for the Bees and he is keen to develop further.

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He added: “I don’t think I’ve scored with my left foot yet this season or a header so there’s a lot I’ve got to work on.

“I think the main thing was self-belief and I think, with me coming from where I came from, it’s quite a difficult thing at the time because you do start to question if you can really cut it in this league but I think I’ve got through that now and it’s just a matter of telling myself I’m good enough because I know I am now.”

If Gray and Brentford fire then there is every chance they could be a Premier League club next season and the striker believes he can follow in the footsteps of Jamie Vardy, Charle Austin et al who have made the jump from non league to the top flight.

He said: “I believe I can be a Premier League player. If I made the step up the leagues I can't see why not.

“I made the step up from the Conference North to the Conference Premier. The difference in standard is quite big in those two leagues.

“I bettered my first season at Luton in my second; going from 16 to 30 the season after. I've come into this league so I don't see why I can't.

“I've skipped League Two and League One and we're in the Championship play-offs.

“I played against Vardy as well when he was at Fleetwood and to see the rise he’s had as well and the likes of Charlie Austin who’s come from even lower than where I did.

“It’s obviously shown that it’s possible and even DJ Campbell who was here, he then did it as well.

“Hopefully I can go down the route of Lambert and sustain Premier League status if I get there and not drop out.”