LEE Hodson says Saturday's winner-takes-all promotion showdown with Doncaster Rovers will be the biggest game of his career.
The Watford youngster has returned to the Brentford fold in recent weeks following a spell in the stands due to the number of loan players at Griffin Park.
Hodson hopes he has done enough to force his way into Uwe Rosler's plans as the Bees look to snatch the second automatic promotion spot from Rovers.
And the 21-year-old says the sell-out showdown at Griffin Park will be bigger than the FA Cup clash with European champions Chelsea – and his international debut for Northern Ireland.
He said: “For most of the players this will be the biggest game of their careers, myself included.
“Promotion is up for grabs, and it's not every day you get a chance to add that to your CV. It's a massive game for the club and we all know what's at stake.
“It was great to play against Chelsea in the FA Cup, but this would be even bigger.
“To make my international debut will always be an important part of my career, but this is massive for myself and the club.
“To be involved in these big games at my age is great. Some players here have already experienced promotion, so do that as well would be brilliant.”
Right-back Hodson has featured in midfield in recent weeks, and the 21-year-old has revealed how he started his career as a striker banging in the goals for Watford's youth team.
He added: “When I first signed for Watford I was a striker for the U13s, and that's where I stayed for a few years.
“I played on the wing and in midfield and then eventually found my position at full-back. I have played in midfield before, so if the gaffer wants me to do a job there I'll try my best.”
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