Smith pleased after Bees take point at Fulham

Dean Smith was proud Brentford did not give Fulham a party at his side’s expense in the Bees’ penultimate game of the season.

Brentford drew 1-1 in the west London derby at Fulham, who all but mathematically secured a play-off spot with a point.

Nico Yennaris’ goal cancelled out Tom Cairney’s early opener, with Bees keeper Dan Bentley saving the Fulham captain’s penalty on the stroke of half-time.[/phone

Smith said: “We didn’t want to come here and allow Fulham to have a party at our expense.

“They’ve made the play-offs but because of other results.

“The players gave everything today and we are finishing the season really well. I’m really pleased to come here and be unbeaten.

“It was a different kind of performance from us. It’s been fast attacking football in recent weeks.

“Fulham dominated possession but I thought as a defensive unit we did well.”

Smith also gave an update on his three injured players, full-backs Rico Henry and Maxime Colin and midfielder Ryan Woods.