Ollie Watkins wants Brentford to put their poor away form behind them in order to finish the season as strongly as possible.

Brentford have the fourth best home form in the Championship this season but away from home they have won just two games – and Watkins knows his team need to add to that when they travel to Reading on Saturday.

The 23-year-old scored the second goal in Brentford’s 2-0 victory against relegation-threatened Ipswich on Wednesday night and impressed as part of a front three with Neal Maupay and Said Benrahma.

Speaking to Brentford’s official website, forward Watkins said: “I feel like each game, we progress in some sort of way but we always create chances and we’re always confident, and it’s just down to us on the day.

“We’ll try not to think of our bad away form and try to punish them.

“We need to go and play our stuff.”

Brentford’s weekend opponents Reading are just two points above the relegation zone, so will be desperate to pick up three points.

Jose Manuel Gomes’ side proved they can be a tough nut to crack in midweek, however, holding Championship leaders Norwich to a 2-2 draw.

“They’re struggling, we’re playing good football and feeling confident,” said Watkins.

“We need to punish them and try to come away with three points.”

The Bees are 11 points off the play-offs with five games to go but Watkins wants his team to do all they can to finish as high up the league as possible.  

The Brentford man added: “If we lost the last five games, it would be disappointing, so you may as well finish the season strong and leave it all out on the pitch.

“We’ll see how far we can go.”