Thomas Frank has warned his Brentford side to be wary of the attacking threat posed by Hull City when the two sides meet in the Championship on Saturday.

Brentford will be looking to bounce back after being knocked out in the fifth round of the FA Cup last weekend by Swansea, who came from behind to triumph 4-1 at the Liberty Stadium.

But the Bees do not have long to wallow in defeat as they welcome the Tigers to Griffin Park, looking to continue their upturn in form and close the gap on the play-off places.

And while Frank is keen for his side to build on their recent momentum in the league, he believes his players will need to be switched on against Hull’s counter-attacking prowess.

“They are a good side,” said Frank. “I think they are very aware of how they want to play and the last game they played was a very clear example of that.

“They are comfortable defending well and they know they are extremely good on the counter. With [Jarrod] Bowen, [Kamil] Grosicki and [Fraizer] Campbell up front, they are a big threat.

“[Jackson] Irvine also comes from behind, so it’s a front four and they are very good at going forward. They’re so aware of every time the game breaks down or they have a small counter.

“I think they are maybe one of the best counter-attacking sides in the division, so it will be a game where we need to control the game and our defending needs to be spot on.

“We must make sure we don’t force the final pass through to avoid the game going back and forth too much, so that will be a big focus for us this weekend.

“It’s a big week, it’s a very big week for us, mainly I think just to continue this very good period we’ve been in and we’ve been putting in a good performance more or less every game.

“We want to maintain that top focus on good performance and what we can do, what we can affect, but our first big game in Hull and once that is finished we can think about the next game.”

The Bees collapsed spectacularly against Swansea in the FA Cup last weekend, having led 1-0 at half-time thanks to an Ollie Watkins goal.

Franks is hoping that lessons have been learned.

He said: “It was one of those games where there were three decisive situations in the second half that decided the game and we need to learn from that.

“You can be very much on top of the game and things can happen to you – not because you’re not switched on but because it’s football and it can be a random game.

“But we analysed it, we talked about it, we put it behind us and we’re looking forward again. We’ll take the best bit out of it and the things that we need to improve.”