QPR manager Ian Holloway has hailed Brentford, saying that they deserved to be seeded for this round of the Carabao Cup because they have "a great identity".
Speaking to the club's official website, Holloway said that he's expecting a difficult test this evening against a team who were unfortunate not to reach the play-offs last season.
He said: "They have a great identity.
"The way they go about their business has been impressive. They have created lots of good players, which other people have bought off them, but Brentford have still continued to play very good football.
“We are playing a Brentford team who were seeded for this competition. We weren’t.
“That tells you where we are. A lot of our fans won’t like that but Brentford have probably earned that over the last few years, with getting into the playoffs, and nearly getting there again."
The QPR boss also hailed the work done by Bees manager Dean Smith, calling him "a very accomplished manager".
He said: “It’s a credit to the club behind the scenes, and it’s a credit to the new management who have picked up a team that was already doing well, and carried it on.
“It’s a wonderful thing for Dean Smith to have achieved, and he deserves it because he was in the lower leagues for a while and he’s a very accomplished manager.
“He is a very good man as well and he deserves a lot of credit."