West Ham target Scott Hogan remains available for selection for Brentford's trip to Wigan, Dean Smith has confirmed.
The Hammers' interest in the striker appears to have cooled in recent days and the 24-year-old has missed the Bees' last two games, partly because of the speculation surrounding his Griffin Park future.
He said: “It's unchanged from last week. Scott is still available for selection. He was last week. I chose not to play him and then chose not to bring him on.
“He's trained all week and that will be my decision if he plays or not.”
There had been suggestions among some quarters in the Brentford fanbase that Hogan refused to face the Magpies. Smith confirmed that was not the case.
He added: “Scotty has been brilliant since I've been here. We spoke on Friday.
“I made my decision on the Thursday regarding the team and him being on the bench and he knew my reasons for it and was happy with that. He now comes into contention to start.”
As for whether Hogan's departure was a case of if or when, Smith commented saying: “I'm not sure. An agreement normally takes three parties – the buying club, the selling club and the player but there's sometimes a fourth one in the agent. As far as I'm aware, nothing has happened yet.”