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The factors behind Brentford’s rise under Frank: Comment

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Thomas Frank is close to writing his name into Brentford’s history books in what could turn out to be a historic season for the Bees.

It is their final season at Griffin Park and they are gunning for promotion to the Premier League as they currently sit pretty in fourth spot in the Championship.

The Bees are currently two points off of the automatic promotion spots and they have Frank to thank for their rise up the league over the last 15 months.

The former Brentford assistant was appointed to the hot seat in October 2018 after Dean Smith departed for Aston Villa and Frank has been able to get the best out of limited resources.

The French market continues to be used to high effect by the club as they search for the best talent on French shores, Bryan Mbeumo having been one player that made the move to Griffin Park last summer.

Frank has proven that he is adept in the transfer market and he has acquired his transfer targets over the last 15 months as Brentford don’t rest on their laurels.

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They proved last month that they aren’t to be taken lightly when it comes to transfer business as they were patient and precise when it came to making their back-up options stronger, signing Tariqe Fosu and Shandon Baptiste on deadline day.

The man at the Brentford helm has also shown that he is keen to work with what he already has, replacing last season’s top scorer Neal Maupay internally after the Frenchman left for Brighton & Hove Albion in the summer.

Ollie Watkins has taken up the mantle of being the central striker for the Bees this season after originally being out wide and he has proven to be a revelation this campaign, netting 20 league goals already.

Frank has instilled the confidence in Watkins from early on that he was the man who could replace the void left by Maupay and he has made sure that his main man up front has the skilful and creative figures of Benrahma and Mbeumo supporting him.

He has got the Bees playing an excellent style of football that sees them keep the ball in a flexible formation which allows the front three of Benrahma, Mbeumo and Watkins to roam freely.

The Brentford manager has a strong chance of becoming the best manager in their history if he is able to guide them up to the Premier League, which seems like a real possibility on current form.


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