Joel Lynch has two specific targets to finish off the season.

He wants to see The Bees of Brentford stung when Huddersfield Town are on top, and he wants to see pride restored to the blue and white stripes.

The club’s Community Player of the Year was angry and ashamed after Town’s 4-0 capitulation at Bristol City, which he described as “plain embarrassing”.

“It doesn’t matter what time of the season it is; it shouldn’t happen at all. We should be aiming to beat teams like Bristol City,” said Lynch.

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“We dominated for the first 30 minutes but it was the same old story. We started well but we didn’t take our chances.

“We’ve got make it count more regularly when we’re on top.”

The popular centre-back hopes to make his 40th appearance of the season against Brentford the ideal antidote to his 39th at Ashton Gate, with Town putting on a bright performance for the supporters.

“I feel deeply sorry for every one of the fans who travelled all the way to Bristol, having to watch that,” said Lynch.

“It was plain embarrassing, and I say that because we embarrassed ourselves, we embarrassed the fans, we embarrassed the club badge and that is completely unacceptable.”

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Sections of support accused the players of already being ‘on holiday’ because Town are safe in the Championship.

Lynch answered: “I’m not saying people didn’t try but it’s the pride that counts and that why it hurts.

“You have to think about the pride and remember just how good it feels to win. You should always have that in the back of your mind.

“We didn’t do ourselves justice and we got what we deserved, which was nothing. Everyone in the team should have been embarrassed by what happened.

“I know there’s been a lot of talk in the papers about players being on the beach at this time of the season when they’re not going for promotion or fighting relegation.

“But it’s important that you treat every game as professionally as you can and give it everything you’ve got, because you’ve got a duty to do that to yourself, your teammates, the management and the fans.”