Marcos Tebar is hoping he can be given a chance in the Brentford side this season after finding his pitch-time severely limited during Mark Warburton's reign.

The Spaniard was limited to just six appearances last year in all competitions and only completed 90 minutes in the League Cup defeat to Fulham.

He failed to make a single appearance for the club since September after Toumani Diagouraga came into the side and produced a string of good performances, much to his frustration.

But, with a new set up at Griffin Park, the Spaniard is hoping that this season will be a different one for him.

Rare outing: Tebar in action against Charlton

He said: “Last year was really tough for me as I didn't have a chance to play. I tried to focus on other things like learning English and I'm enjoying my football this year.

“Hopefully this year will be different. I'm focusing on training and these games and get more chances.

“I just want to play and enjoy my football. I think it's a great league and I can improve. Hopefully we can get promoted this year. That's the target.”

Tebar is excited by working with Marinus Dijkhuizen and has responded to what he wants on the training pitch.

New boss: Marinus Dijkhuizen

He added: “The new methods have worked. Marinus wants us to improve in every training session. I think he's a good head coach.”

The 29-year-old's chances of being in the squad at the start of the season have improved after Jonathan Douglas was told he can leave the club and Josh McEachran suffered a broken foot in training.

Tebar, though, is more concerned about seeing the former Chelsea man make a full recovery from his injury, rather than the opportunity it may provide him.

He explained: “We are all sad about Josh as I think he's a good lad and nobody deserves that injury. Hopefully he is getting well in a few months and come back to the team.”

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