Brentford are still in the market for a loan signing to boost their fortunes after having an earlier attempt knocked back during the week.
Dean Smith admitted that dipping into the loan market at this stage of the season would be difficult and the Bees would be unlikely to get a player who is playing in anyone’s first team, stating a youngster would be more likely.
He said: “We’ve tried this week (to sign someone on loan) and got knocked back with it but we’re still looking to try.
“It’s a tough market to dip into because you want to get good players in who are going to be better than what you've got.
“We’re a young team anyway - I think we only have Alan Judge and David Button who are 27 I think and the majority are under 24 so it’s a very young squad.
“To go and get a loan at the moment– nobody is going to give you a player who is playing in their first team so you may be looking at a young player from one of the big clubs as well.”
There have been calls for Smith to blood some of the Development squad’s youngsters this season from some sections of the Brentford supporters, most notably Jan Holldack who has been in fine form for the Flemming Pedersen’s side.
However, Smith has said there are plans for these players next season and insists that his current team must improve performances and get results.
When speaking about the Development squad, he said: “Again, you’re looking at youngsters to go into a relatively young team anyways.
“Andy (Gogia) has done ok so far and he will be pushing players but again he’s another player who hasn’t played in the Championship before.
“Scott Hogan has had his first game but its too soon for Scotty as well. I know Scotty from what a good player he was at Rochdale when we played against him.
“There’s some good players coming through and we’ve have some lined up for next season as well, but the immediate thing is to go and get some performances and results.”