KARLEIGH Osborne hopes he can resume contract talks now that Nicky Forster has been appointed Brentford boss on a permanent basis.
The club had opened negotiations with the defender about a new three-year deal after cementing a place in the heart of defence.
But discussions have been put on hold after the departure of Andy Scott last month.
However, the Bees youth team graduate hopes talks can resume now that the managerial situation has been settled.
He said: "Talks have stopped for the moment because of the managerial situation.
"I've still got another on my contract and am happy with what I'm doing, so we'll see what happens."
Osborne bagged his first goal of the campaign in Tuesday night's draw with Notts County .
But he admits it isn't likely to trigger a goal-glut ahead of Saturday's trip to Hartlepool.
He added: "It was only my first goal this year – lucky I'm not a striker!
"I didn't score any last season, but got six the year before that at right-back during our promotion year.
"I've got no chance of beating that, but should be scoring more goals."
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