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Brentford sealed their sixth win eight Championship matches as they cruised to a relentless 7-0 victory over relegation strugglers Luton at Griffin Park on Saturday.
Thomas Frank’s side bounced back from their midweek defeat to Blackburn in emphatic fashion as Josh Dasilva netted a hat-trick to help sink the Hatters while Bryan Mbeumo, Ollie Watkins, Mathias Jensen and Said Benrahma were also on target.
Dasilva was understandably the star man during the mauling as he scored twice to help Brentford towards a five-goal advantage at the break, and he then fired home from the spot in the second half to seal his first EFL hat-trick.
The 21-year-old has finally established himself in the Brentford starting line-up in recent weeks, and his destructive display against the Hatters served as a milestone moment since he first joined the club in the summer of 2018.
He arrived at the West London outfit following his release from Arsenal after his ascent through the club’s academy ranks, but injury problems limited his progress last campaign as he only started featuring regularly towards the end of the season.
However, Dasilva has now been an integral figure during Brentford’s impressive revival in recent weeks, with his assured midfield showings helping to propel the club from the bottom half to seventh place in the Championship standings.
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Dasilva will have already gained plenty of confidence considering the key role he has been playing in the side of late, and his first hat-trick for the club will surely give him a further boost as he continues to get his career back on track under Frank’s guidance.
The former Arsenal man must now feel he is at exactly the right club in order to propel his development, as he now has a regular place in the side surrounded by technically strong players such as Benrahma, Mbeumo and Watkins.
He has provided the creative spark from midfield to help serve this trio in previous matches, but his three goals against Luton will now give him further belief that he can singlehandedly inflict considerable damage on Brentford’s opposition this term.
His display against the Hatters could see Dasilva take his game to the next level in the coming weeks, and he will now be desperate to get back on the pitch following his formidable display on Saturday afternoon.