Thomas Frank has urged Brentford to learn the lessons from their 3-1 defeat to Bournemouth after the Championship side finished their pre-season fixtures ahead of the new campaign.

Goals from Jordan Ibe, Dominic Solanke and Sam Surridge gave the Premier League side victory at Griffin Park on Saturday, with a late Marcus Forss effort only reducing the deficit.

But while the result against the Cherries was not what Brentford had hoped for, Frank was encouraged by many aspects of the performance from his side.

“There was a lot to learn against a good side,” said Frank after the game.

“I think in general it was in many ways a fine performance where we matched Bournemouth in many many aspects of the game.

“There were two types of mistakes: The simple, technical passing mistake we made four or five times in the first half and then the decision making when we are under pressure. Those are two areas we need to do a little bit better.

“During counters when we are high up the pitch, we will lose the ball sometimes. We need to get ourselves down, sprint back and recover in those situations.”

Despite conceding twice in the second half, Frank insisted it was his side who were on top.

“Second half I think we dominated, and we were just waiting to score the equaliser and a little bit out of nothing they score on the counter, and that’s a good learning curve for us,” he said.

“We know at Griffin Park we will dominate all of our opponents, so we need to deal with the counter-attacking situations in the game.”

With pre-season now over, Brentford now turn their attention to the opening weekend of the new Championship campaign, with their first game being against Birmingham City at Griffin Park.

After two pre-season wins out of five, including a brilliant 3-1 victory over Premier League newcomers Norwich City, Frank believes his side are ready for the new challenge ahead.

“I think we are in a very good place,” he said. “I think the way we have trained and the effort that has been put in every single day in training and in the friendlies, the players have done very well.

“Physically as well, we are in a very good place. Now we’re very much looking forward to Saturday against Birmingham, we’re looking forward to the fans coming and backing us and starting a magical season at Griffin Park.

“The players are in a very good place. There’s a very good spirit and a very good atmosphere in the group. The five new signings have done very well to be integrated and have settled in.

“Now we’re just looking forward to Saturday.”