Brentford boss Thomas Frank conceded that he is at the wheel of a “selling club” after Neal Maupay notched his 20th league goal of the season in a 3-0 win over QPR.

Frank believes there are only a handful of clubs in the world who do not have to sell players when they receive offers that are too good to turn down but is confident that his troops enjoy the environment at Griffin Park.

Maupay scored a 50th-minute penalty after Ollie Watkins was fouled to give the Bees the lead before teeing up Said Benrahma to put his side in control.

Sergi Canos added a third in stoppage time with a deflected effort to give Frank’s side a seventh consecutive home victory.

“We are a selling club,” said Frank.

“But there are only 10 clubs in the world who are not selling clubs, so if you do well, and your players develop, they will always be a target for the other clubs.

“I know for a fact that players love to play here and stay here, and want to develop. And what happens in the future, we don’t know. We’re just pleased that we are together and learning.

“At half-time ,we talked about how we needed to go even more in behind them and you could see in the first couple of minutes it was just that simple ball in behind to Ollie Watkins that gets the penalty.

“In the end, we won comfortably but I’m disappointed with how we gave too many stupid fouls away. That’s something we need to work on.”

Meanwhile, QPR were unable to replicate their performance from last week that saw them down high-flying Leeds United.

The defeat means Steve McClaren’s team slide down into 18th place, with that win over Leeds their only league victory in their last 12 games, a run stretching back to 29th December.

The Rs boss was left dejected after watching his team’s rollercoaster performance and believes they need to get back to doing the basics well if they are to make any progress before the end of the season.

“As elated with them as I was on Tuesday after the win against Leeds, I am very, very disappointed with the second half and the way we finished the game,” said McLaren.

“At half-time, I was delighted but we didn’t handle the ball well at all and that’s the big disappointment for me. We didn’t play football today.

“We said in the first half that we wanted to set our stall out. We had opportunities in that first half but didn’t handle the ball very well. We said at half-time that at 0-0, we were where we wanted to be.

“We need to get back to basics now. Those basics in recent weeks have been up and down.

“We have really competed but we haven’t done the basics right and we need to get back to that and that means hard work on the training ground.”