Brentford could receive a double boost for tomorrow's visit of Bournemouth – with possible returns for Alan Judge and James Tarkowski.
However, both have been training well this week and could make timely returns for the arrival of the Championship leaders.
Bees boss Mark Warburton said: “Alan Judge and James Tarkowski have trained well and are possibles. Lewis Macleod has also been training well, while Alan McCormack was on the bench last week, so we are getting close to a full squad again.”
Warburton is determined the home fans will see a very different side to the one which folded without a whimper at Charlton last week following a difficult week at the club.
With a statement released on Tuesday clarifying Warburton's future, he insists the players are ready to put the episode behind them and resume their push for a play-off place.
He added: “There has been a good energy, tempo and quality in training, and you will see a different Brentford side this Saturday – we want to get our campaign back on track.
“People will say we'll be disappointed if we don't finish in the top six – what a season it's been to be able to even say that!
“Of course it's been difficult for me, the staff and players, but we don't want to waste what we have already achieved.
“We are a tight knit group, and of course there were some questions, but they are professionals with a job to do, and we have let ourselves down as a group in the last couple of games.
“There's the emotional aspect, it has been hard for them too. It's my fault, I didn't realise how much last week took out of them mentally as well as physically.”
Warburton also admitted that clinching a play-off place would make it very hard for his successor to break up a successful squad, so players worried about their futures should just carry on playing to the best of their ability.
He said: “I would never do that (warn his successor not to break the side up). Whoever comes in will look at where he wants to strengthen. People talk about my stock being high, but if we finish in the top six or higher, so will the players' stock.”