Dean Smith celebrates his 100th game in charge of Brentford on Monday, and says it is “crazy” he is already the fourth longest-serving manager in the Championship.

Smith this week reaches two years as head coach and wants to mark the anniversary with a west London derby win against QPR at Loftus Road.

Victory would move them to within six points of the top six and Smith is building something promising in a division where managers’ tenures are short.

Only Mick McCarthy at Ipswich, Neil Harris (Millwall) and Carlos Carvalhal (Sheffield Wednesday) have been in charge longer than Smith.

“It is crazy,” said the 46-year-old. “But I have been thankful for the people I have worked under. It has been a very pleasurable two years. 

“You are never comfortable, you are always on your toes and looking to get better. People are looking to push you and you are looking to push them too. It is great to get to 100 games. But it will only be special if we win.”

Brentford made a slow start to the season but they have now…

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