Brentford take on Wigan Athletic on Saturday, hoping to respond to their defeat against Huddersfield last weekend with a much needed three points.
The 1-0 loss to the Terriers at Griffin Park last time out ended Brentford’s three game winning run, and they will want to put together another positive sequence of results as soon as possible.
The Bees currently sit in 13th place in the Championship after an inconsistent start to the season, but can climb into the top ten with a win at the DW Stadium.
On the other hand, The Latics are without a win in their last three games in the league. Despite that, they have won four times at home, with the notable results against Charlton and Nottingham Forest standing out.
Thomas Frank cannot take Saturday’s opponents lightly, despite their position in the table; Paul Cook’s side sit in 20th place, three points clear of the relegation zone.
In an interview with the club website as shown on Twitter, the Dane outlined the dangers of Brentford’s upcoming opponents.
“We go up there with respect for Wigan, with the mind that we want to go up there and dominate the game. We know it will be a game where we probably need to fight our way into it and stay together and nick a yard going forward every single minute, and hopefully after we’ve done that we can dominate,” Frank said.
The 46-year-old added:
“We know they [Wigan] have some very good threats from crosses, getting a lot of players into the box, and at set pieces they are very dangerous.”
It will be a difficult task for Brentford tomorrow despite the quality of their players and their pleasing on the eye style of football.
As Frank’s side like to keep possession of the ball, it is likely that Wigan will be hard to break down and set up in a very organised shape.
Brentford’s last win away against Wigan was back in 2001, which may be a concern.