Bees boss Frank defiant after derby loss

Brentford boss Thomas Frank remained defiant after his promotion-chasing staff suffered a second successive defeat.

QPR got here from behind to beat them 2-1 within the west London derby after Ivan Toney had put the Bees forward.

On-loan West Brom duo Sam Subject and Charlie Austin scored within the house of 4 second-half minutes to show the match on its head.

It got here three days after a house loss to Barnsley ended Brentford’s 21-game unbeaten league run.

However Frank stated: “The vital message to get out is that if anybody had informed us firstly of the season that we’d be on this place, with 57 factors, I feel we might have stated ‘Sure, we’ll take that’.

“I’m conscious we will lose the following one each single time as a result of this league is so even.

“I confirmed just one clip to the gamers after the Barnsley recreation, which we misplaced to a staff that was only a tiny bit higher than us.

“The clip I confirmed was within the 94th minute once we had eight gamers sprinting again from a nook.

“In case you have that mentality, work-rate and togetherness you may be completely superb.”

Second-placed Brentford’s wobble is certain to come back beneath scrutiny provided that two defeats – together with one in opposition to Barnsley – on the finish of final season price them promotion and so they then misplaced within the play-off closing to Fulham.

Frank added: “After all we’re dissatisfied by shedding two video games. However that is soccer. The Championship just isn’t Manchester Metropolis, Liverpool or Bayern Munich operating away with it.

“The distinction between groups is so small and in case you’re on the fallacious facet of superb margins you’ll be able to lose a recreation.

“That occurred in the present day. We have to be taught from it and we have to transfer ahead.”

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