BRENTFORD boss Andy Scott wants to bring in a centre-half on loan to help ease their defensive crisis.
The Bees are set to be without injured duo Leon Legge and Mark Phillips and the suspended Alan Bennett for Saturday's trip to Stockport.
Scott will ask Ipswich if Tommy Smith can return to Griffin Park to complete his loan after Damien Delaney's red card was overturned.
He said: "We have to look at getting a centre-half in. Obviously we're trying to bring in a centre-forward but defensively we're massively overstretched.
"We were going to re-address that situation [Tommy Smith] after the Brighton game anyway. Delaney's red card has been rescinded, so we'll speak to Ipswich."