How did the players rate in their 1-0 defeat to Bristol City in Thomas Frank's first game in charge?

Daniel Bentley – made a couple of great saves from close range and justified his selection. Great with ball at feet making a few fantastic passes into midfield. Surely Brentford’s number 1. 8

Lewis Macleod – industrious in the middle of the park but poor delivery from wide and dead ball. Expected more. 6

Chris Mepham – without doubt has the ability to play in the higher division and has been fantastic this season, but today was one to forget for the red card alone. Will learn a lot from the dismissal. 4

Sergi Canos – dribbled well and got in to good positions, but no end product. 5

Neal Maupay – ran tirelessly for 90 minutes but will be haunted by his early miss. Needed more support from a very physical Bristol back four. 6

Josh McEachran – looked for the killer ball too often when the sensible short pass was on. Taken off at the break with a knock. 5

Ollie Watkins – a real talent and a threat every time he had the ball. Pushed more centrally after the red card and came close late on. Great player. 8

Romaine Sawyers – another hard day’s graft from the captain of the day. Ticked the midfield over nicely and before the injury to Baker was dominating the game, linking up with Maupay. Fans will be weary to his connections with Dean Smith and the midlands. He is the player the Bees do not want to lose. Classy. 8

Henrik Dalsgaard – a leader according to Thomas Frank and is very Gary Neville-esqu in ho whe goes about his game. Defend first, attack last. Solid at the back, strong in the tackle, didn’t put a foot wrong. 7

Ezri Konsa – the unsung hero of the back-line. Mepham gets a lot of plaudits but Konsa is a very calming influence on this side and today was another example of that. Happy to play with ball at feet, another player that could blossom under Frank. 7

Yoann Barbet – came close with a free-kick just before half time and went about his business dutifully. Slipped in at centre half after the red card and did his job well. 7

Subs –

Moses Odubajo – came on after the red to sure up the backline. Did well but was caught out for the goal and wanted to get forward to often especially with his side down to ten men. 6

Nico Yennaris – passed well and looks like a leader on the pitch. 6

Kamohelo Mokotjo - replaced the injured McEachran and fitting in seamlessly. Good in possession and passed well, although he does not have the range the former Chelsea starlet has. 6