Brentford boss Dean Smith wants his side to finish as the Championship’s top London club as they prepare to face Hull City on Tuesday evening.

The Bees are currently three points clear of 13th placed QPR with three games remaining of the season.

Speaking to the official club website, Smith said that “We would like to continue our run but they don’t come any more difficult than Hull City. You only have to look at their squad list to see the calibre of players that they have there.

“I don’t know what sort of team they will be putting out as they have cemented their place in the Play-Offs. It looks like it’s between them and Derby County to finish fourth or fifth so I don’t know if they will have a little play with personnel or systems, I don’t know.

“All we can concentrate on is ourselves but it would be nice to go on and remain undefeated in all our upcoming games. We are always aware of what the supporters’ thoughts are and the local bias that they have in finishing above some of the local rivals.

“We know that would be lovely and we are above them all at the moment with a game in hand. Hopefully we can get the points to give us some breathing space in that regard.”

A win against Hull would put Brentford six points clear of their nearest London rivals with six points left to play for. The Bees have been in terrific form recently, winning five out of their last six games and drawing the other.

After the Hull fixture, Brentford host another London side in Championship strugglers Fulham before travelling to West Yorkshire to face Huddersfield Town on the last day of the season.

QPR ran out 3-0 winners against Brentford when the two sides met last month.

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