Thomas Frank believes Brentford must “regroup” and analyse what they did well during their defeat to Queens Park Rangers in a thrilling west London clash.

Joel Lynch, Massimo Luongo, and Nakhi Wells all scored inside 10 minutes as the hosts overturned Neal Maupay’s first half opener.

The Championship’s leading scorer would be stretchered off on the stroke of half time before Henrik Dalsgaard pulled one back for the Bees.

But the moment was bittersweet as Said Benrahma was also stretchered off, this time with an ankle injury.

Frank, who has won just one of his opening five games since taking over from now-Aston Villa boss Dean Smith, is keen to take positives from the miserable afternoon.

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He said: “I would say we need to regroup. Let's get the players fresh, there are three, four, five players injured so we need to get them back on grass and I think there's a good chance they'll be ready for the Middlesbrough game.

“Besides that, we need to look at what we actually did. Every game - no matter win or lose - we need to look at what we did well.

"I think we just counted 12 games where QPR once have conceded more than two goals, so there are definitely things we are doing alright but we need to continue defending better. Like what we did last week against Millwall.”

When asked whether Brentford deserved to come away with a point, he added: “I think if you at the chances through all the games then yes, I think it was closer to a draw than a win to QPR but when you are going 3-1 down in 10 minutes then it's difficult to complain.”

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The two injury blows for Brentford mean they are without their star striker for the foreseeable future alongside a key winger.

Sergi Canos was deployed as the frontman for the duration of the clash, with Frank unable to call upon a forward from his substitutes’ bench.

Neither Marcus Forss nor Ollie Watkins were on the bench as it was still deemed too early for Emiliano Marcondes following his fourth-month absence through injury.

Frank was asked whether he is seeking to change up his team as the January transfer window looms.

He said: “I'd say we always look towards the next transfer window and prepare for it, and see if there are any players that are going out and any players going in.

“It's an ongoing process.

“When we close the transfer window in the summer we always start preparing for the next one, but at this moment in time I can only focus on one thing and that's the game next Saturday against Middlesbrough.”