A frustrated Thomas Frank looked to the positives from Brentford’s draw with Norwich on New Year’s Day as the Bees extended their unbeaten run to four games.

The Bees took an early lead through Julian Jeanvier, but Timm Klose grabbed a late equaliser for Norwich to ensure a share of the spoils.

Frank’s reign at Griffin Park started off a turbulent one, but the draw extended Brentford’s unbeaten run to four games over the festive period, keeping them 18th in the Championship table.

And whilst Frank expressed his frustration at missing out on the three points, the Danish head coach admitted he is thrilled with his side’s recent progress.

“It was a tight game, but I think we did really deserve to win,” he said.

“We put on a very good performance, especially in the first half. We were the better side both on and off the ball. We created good opportunities and scored a nice goal.

“I don’t think we made the most of our chances in the second half. We had plenty of opportunities to extend our lead on the counter. If we had taken our chances and gone 2-0 up, I believe we would have won.

“I am pleased with our overall performance, but it is irritating because we were just so close to picking up three points. We need to go away now and focus on the attacking side of our game.

“The festive schedule has been so hectic, so I am very pleased to be unbeaten in four. We have played well and deserved the six points we have picked up, and we have proved that we are a solid and difficult team to play against.”

With Brentford maintaining their best run of form since Frank took over the Griffin Park hotseat, the Bees boss also praised the attitude of his players.

He added: “I am pleased that we have been able to put fresh players on the pitch and they have been stepping up to the job.

“Particularly Julian (Jeanvier) – he is a lion in there. He is so dominating, always winning his duels.

“Now you can see his personality is growing and that has been a huge lift for the team.”

Brentford host Oxford United in the third round of the FA Cup on Saturday, and Frank cannot wait to see his side compete in what he called ‘the biggest domestic cup tournament in the world.’

“The FA Cup is massive,” he added.

“We’re looking forward to playing Oxford United and hopefully lots of fans will come to see us kickstart a good cup run.”