Marinus Dijkhuizen will analyse his current squad before evaluating where Brentford need to make improvements.

The Dutchman won't have the final veto on the new squad but it is understood he will suggest an area that needs to be improved before Rasmus Ankersen and Phil Giles crunch the numbers to find the player who'd provide the best value for the club.

Once the players have been looked at, Dijkhuizen will analyse the targets before the football department make their final decision.

He said: “In the beginning of the process, I will watch the team. I will see what we need. Then the process is for the sporting directors and finally we discuss the options which are the best. We do it like a team. The training and also the recruitment.”

“I think we decide as a team, we discuss it and you will see the best. The way they talk to me I think we lead the club by this way this season. It will be okay I think”

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Ultimately, Brentford still have to comply to Financial Fair Play regulations and director of football Rasmus Ankersen was reluctant to put a number on the players who the club would sign.

He explained: “It's an ongoing discussion about how you become FFP compliant. There are a lot of moving parts but it's something we're reviewing permanently.

“It's difficult to put a number on it. Sometimes you take a risk on an injury prone player but if it goes well there's a big up side.

“You've got to look at the players you have and judge how many players you need. I don't think we can say this is the ideal squad size.”

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Ankersen warned the squad that they will have to maintain their high standards if they are to keep their spots in the team as additions are going to be made.

He added: “The current players did a great job last season. They need to impress him and show they can impress Marinus and take the club to the next level.

“At the same time, we are aware that the Championship is a big league with 46 games. As Phil and I mentioned last week, we need to have a bigger squad, to be less vulnerable to injuries. There is work to be done in terms of new players and we are in that process.”

"It is not going to be an easy ride for the players as they will be expected to raise their game on and off the training pitch.

Ankersen said: “Players can expect to come into an environment that has big ambitions and with big ambitions comes a price to pay in terms of the effort you have to put into it.

“So we expect a lot professionalism from the players. Hopefully this will be a very motivating environment for players to be in, but also motivation has to come from within. To play at this level and at this club should be motivation enough.”

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