May 16 2011 By Jacob Murtagh
SAM Saunders is confident Brentford can mount a promotion push next season.
The Bees were flirting around the drop zone after a nightmare start to the year before Nicky Forster took over to lead them to a comfortable mid-table finish this campaign.
Brighton and Southampton have already secured their spots in the Championship, with Sheffield United, Scunthorpe and Preston heading the other way.
But Saunders says Brentford are still capable of mounting a play-off charge next time around.
He said: "It's a difficult division. There's a lot of big teams coming down but that doesn't mean guarantee they'll be pushing for promotion.
"You only have to look at Charlton and Sheffield Wednesday, who have really struggled this season.
"We've had some really big scalps ourselves, so with a bit of consistency we could be up there."
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