Thomas Frank praised his attacking trio in Brentford’s 3-1 win over QPR on Monday night.

Ollie Watkins, Said Benrahma and Bryan Mbeumo got the Bees boss purring after all three contributed in their local derby victory.

Watkins headed home Mbeumo’s sublime delivery in the first half, whilst Benrahma fired home from the spot after Mbeumo was fouled on the hour to re-take the lead, before Watkins secured the points in injury time.

R’s skipper Grant Hall made the scores level shortly after the break but Frank’s men looked threatening going forward throughout.

“I don’t think I’d want to change any of them for anyone from any other club in the division,” Frank said.

“I’m very satisfied.

“I’m always thinking their relationship is getting better and better.

“I think one good thing is the front three work so hard together.

“Off the ball and on the ball in general they support and make each other better.”

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Watkins brace took his goal tally to ten for the season, a remarkable return for a player who was asked to shift from the flank at the start of the season to fill the void left by Neal Maupay, who left for Brighton in the summer.

“He’s deserved it, I can only praise him for his work ethic,” Frank said of Watkins.

“He’s massive for us, chasing everything allowing us to keep pushing up.

“We’ve been focusing on developing him, to get better.

“Working hard to get him on the last line, the first goal is a clear example of that, where we want him between the two centre backs.

“It was fantastic he scored two, but what an assist from Bryan with a soft beautiful left foot pass.

“Ollie is doing fantastic, Said can still grow because he’s coming into fitness, and Bryan’s doing well but there’s more to come.”

Brentford moved up to 12th with the win, just three off the top six, and six points off top spot. 

They host Huddersfield on Saturday.


READ: REPORT: QPR 1 Brentford 3