Brentford head coach Dean Smith will be hoping history repeats itself when the Bees return from the international break with trip to Newcastle United.

A 0-0 draw with Wigan Athletic on Saturday means the Bees have taken 11 points from six games since the last break for the World Cup qualifiers - a run that kicked off with a 2-0 win at Brighton & Hove Albion.

The Magpies welcome the Bees to St James' Park on October 15 and Smith says his men will be well prepared.

"We've got a break now and if there is anything we can take from this period it is that we are a good team," he said.

"We didn't concede a goal, we didn't concede many chances on Saturday.

"The fact we are very disappointed with that shows have far we have come.

"I am really pleased with 11 points from six games. There has been some really good performances and from performances you can get results.

"It has been a big effort with so many games in such a short period of time and we now have a chance to recuperate and do some good tactical work on the training ground.

"We are up there and competitive with them [Newcastle United] and that shows where we are as a football club and where we have come from."