Brentford goalkeeper Dan Bentley believes it is only a matter of time until his side will start ending up on the right score lines and cease their string of luckless performances in the Championship.

Despite some spirited displays, Dean Smith’s outfit have picked up just nine points from 11 games so far, leaving them in 19th place in the league.

But Bentley remains buoyed by The Bees’ start to the campaign and is adamant his side can discover their spark, insisting there is still time to right a few wrongs. 

“It’s a cliché but everything evens itself out over the course of the season,” said Bentley. 

“I think we’ve had a lot of our bad luck early on – we’ve not quite had the rub of the green at times.

"The performances have, on the whole, been excellent, but results-wise it hasn’t been excellent. It’s been very up and down; it took us a while to get that first win and there’s been games that we should have won and didn’t.

"We’ve not got the return that we wanted or perhaps deserved – that’s something that we’ve addressed as a team and as long as we keep doing the right things we’ll start getting wins.”

And despite feeling supporters’ irritation at watching their team hover above the relegation zone early on in the season, the former Southend stopper believes The Bees are well capable of kicking on and put their uneven start behind them.

“I’m sure that the fans are frustrated that we’ve not picked up the points but they can certainly see when we’re performing well – there’s no two ways about it, we’ve performed well.”

"We’ve certainly got a group that can compete at this level, we’ve shown that.”