Josh Dasilva feels it was a case of two points dropped as Brentford drew 0-0 at Wigan in the Championship this weekend.

The goalless draw at the DW Stadium saw the Bees on top for periods but unable to break the deadlock – despite a host of chances for the Championship’s top scorer Neil Maupay.

It was a first league start of 2019 for 20-year-old midfielder Dasilva, who signed for the club on a four-year contract last summer after leaving Arsenal.

“The boys will be disappointed and feel like it’s two points lost rather than a point gained but there were some positives to take from it,” Dasilva said. “It was a solid performance, but we were lacking in the final third.

“We knew it was going to be a second-ball game and I think we handled that part of it quite well.

“I felt we were in control of the game in the first half. In the final third we were not creating a lot of chances like we normally do but I guess that happens sometimes.”

The draw with Wigan is the third league fixture in a row Thomas Frank’s men have failed to score.

It leaves Brentford in 13th in the table with 50 points ahead of tomorrow’s [Tuesday’s] game against Swansea City – who went down 2-1 to Nottingham Forest this weekend.

Frank has been impressed with Graham Potter’s team – who have already beaten the Bees 3-2 and 4-1 this season.

“We know they are a very good footballing side,” he said.

“Us and them are two sides in this division who are able to dominate on the ball.

“I expect it to be an open game with two teams who want to build up with the ball and press high.”

Meanwhile Brentford B defender Nikolaj Kirk has ended his loan spell with the club, to head out on loan again from FC Midtjylland – this time to Norwegian side Stabaek Fotball.