Brentford boss Dean Smith was left rueing his side’s missed opportunities as they fell to a slender defeat to Hudderfield Town on Saturday.

Rajiv van La Parra scored the only goal of the game for the Terriers  just before the half hour mark, with Lasse Vibe missing a fine chance to equalise after the break, firing over from close range.

In what was their fifth game in 18 days, the Bees had a multitude of chances to level the scoring, but could do little to prevent their visitors from taking three points North.

The weekend’s defeat marked the first occasion the Bees had failed to find the back of the net in 11 games, and for Smith, his side simply weren’t clinical enough.

“We've had enough chances to get something out of the game. We gave it a go certainly at the start of the second-half,” he said.

“We looked a little bit flatter than we have done in recent weeks, but the players keep giving me all they've got and it just didn't drop for us.

“Huddersfield are having a great season and you can see why they're up there, but I don't think we're too far away.

“Goal difference is sometimes a pointer for me and they're plus eight and we're plus four.”

On Tuesday evening, Brentford face Wolves at Griffin Park, and Smith hinted there will be changes in his starting XI as the Bees look to get back to winning ways.

“We have another tough game now against Wolverhampton Wanderers but it will be nice to be back at home,” said Dean.

“Where we can we have to get some fresh legs out there. It has been a grind but the players know that after the Burton Albion game there is an international break to get some rest and recovery which we will certainly look to do.”