YOANN Barbet has ruled out a January transfer move to Reading FC, insisting there is 'no point' in leaving Championship play-off hopefuls Brentford.

The Bees piled more misery on Royals' dismal season on Saturday with a deserved 1-0 win at Madejski Stadium.

Reading have not won in eight league matches, have failed to score in the last three and are just four points above the relegation zone after a dreadful dip in form.

Barbet, who has played left-back for most of the season, was involved in a pivotal moment late in the match when he cleared Yann Kermorgant's looping header off of Daniel Bentley's goal line.

It comes after Royals had a bid for the French defender knocked back by Brentford last week.

The offer was laughed off by Brenford, according to boss Dean Smith, and Barbet himself asserted he has no interest in joining Jaap Stam's struggling side.

"It's always nice to have some club to buy you," he said.

"But I'm just focused on Brentford. We are doing a really great job at the moment.

"I'm playing all the games, so it [the speculation] doesn't disturb me - I just focus on my game and I try and do my best to win the game.

I don't see a lot of good points for me to move at this moment to Reading.

"I'm pleased to be playing for Brentford and enjoying my time.

"As I said, I'm playing every game so I don't see any point for me to move to any team at the moment."

Royals are looking for defensive cover at left-back after Jordan Obita was ruled out for the remainder of the season with an anterior cruciate ligament injury earlier in the campaign.

Omar Richards has stepped up from the youth academy and started Saturday's match against the Bees, only to be taken off by boss Stam at half-time.

Royals have also been linked with a move for Derby County striker Chris Martin before the transfer window slams shut next week.

But Stam suggested transfers could be difficult to come by this winter.

He added: “Chris Martin has been mentioned. Hopefully we can look at several options.

"Everybody knows if you want to buy a player in January it is going to cost a lot of money.”