Brentford’s Thomas Frank felt Huddersfield were aided by the referee in stopping his side getting into a rhythm at Griffin Park.

The Bees boss felt referee Robert Jones let the visitors get away with 'gamesmanship' as they went on to claim victory thanks to Karlan Grant’s second half winner.

The Terriers tactics of hassling, harrying and time wasting were all alluded to by Frank post-match, but he was equally as complimentary of his opponents.

"The referee has not helped us, but having said that he wasn't the reason we lost the game,” he said.

"Refs must be much stronger in dealing with some of the elements of disrupting play that we see.

"I'm not saying that we will never do that, but you have to ask what kind of game we want.

"They wanted to play for a 0-0 and make a goal on the counter or a set piece.

"You could say in a pragmatic world that their game plan worked, but if we had got the first goal it would have been a totally different game.

"Huddersfield defended well and some of our players were not at their top level in terms of decision-making, but now we have to start another unbeaten run."

Defeat brings a three-game wining streak to an end for Brentford who slip a place to 13th in the Championship.

Scoring nine goals in victories over Millwall, Swansea City and QPR, fireworks were expected at Griffin Park with a side in the bottom four before the start of the day visiting.

“I don’t know why we got so impatient today,” a surprised Frank said.

“Why we were pushing so hard, almost too hard.

“When we move the ball around well then we actually have a chance to create a goal.

“I saw a lot of effort and will today, but we lacked the quality and the decision-making, and that’s the big thing we need to work on.”

Brentford visit Wigan Athletic on Saturday.