Brentford’s away form this season has been nothing to boast about, and Thomas Frank believes they got what they deserved with their latest defeat on the road.

The Bees have only two wins from 21 Championship games, a statistic compounded by Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at strugglers Reading.

And with the game effectively over after just 15 minutes, as hosts’ striker Yakou Meite struck a quickfire double, Frank was left less than impressed.

“We gave ourselves a mountain to climb,” he told Brentford’s website.

“Second half we came out with more intensity, much more willpower, but lacked the quality to create enough big chances to get the equaliser.

“I think Reading did well today, but I think we could’ve done better. It’s so important that we’re coming out there with good energy, good intensity and we take the initiative in the game.

“We conceded after three or four minutes, and goals change the momentum of the game.”

Brentford did get a foothold in the game after Meite’s brace when Neal Maupay headed in a ball parried by Reading goalkeeper Emiliano Martínez, but couldn’t force a valuable equaliser.

Instead, they are left to look forward to their trip to Millwall on Friday, where Frank is keen to banish his side’s away day woes as they target an improved end to the Championship campaign.

“We just talk about today that it’s important that we finish the season on a high, because we can take that into next season,” he continued.

“Every game matters and every game we play with a Brentford shirt it means everything, so I think it matters a lot.”