Thomas Frank praised the character of his players after Brentford came from behind three times to rescue a point in a 3-3 draw with Derby County.

The Bees delivered Frank Lampard’s Derby a sucker-punch in their bid for a play-off spot as goals from Julian Jeanvier, Neal Maupay and a late Said Benrahama strike did the damage at Griffin Park.

Derby had taken the lead through Harry Wilson, his 13th goal of the season, before Jeanvier levelled with a half-volley.

However, Jayden Bogle put the Rams straight back into the lead scoring his first ever goal for the club but the Bees made it 2-2 when Maupay slid the ball in at the far post after a sweeping move.

Liverpool loanee Wilson added another to his tally with ten minutes to play and looked to have won it but Benrahma poked in the home side's third equaliser to keep Derby on the fringes on the play-offs.

Frank was disappointed to see his side concede three goals at home but was able to see the game for what it is was – a thrilling encounter.

"Some parts of the game was brilliant, especially the second goal I enjoyed that a lot,” said Frank.

"I thought the character in the team was brilliant coming from behind three times.

I think we had a spell of 25 to 30 minutes in the second-half where we absolutely dominated the game but we need to score and take our chances, if we got 3-2 up I'm 100 percent sure that we win that game.

"I'm not satisfied that we conceded three goals and also missed a couple of chances.

“We need to do better and we need to emotionally stay in the game, no matter what happens."