Brentford boss Thomas Frank is refusing to become complacent ahead of Stoke City’s visit to Griffin Park on Saturday.

Brentford will be hoping to collect three points against a Stoke side that haven’t won any of their eight league games this season when The Potters make the trip to West London.

But Brentford’s form has been inconsistent too, Thomas Frank’s side beating Derby 3-0 in their last home game before losing 2-0 away at Preston after the international break.

The transfer window was a busy one for the Bees, with star striker Neal Maupay leaving for Brighton while a total of 18 players joined the club, and Frank believes that his side just need more time to gel as a unit.

“It’s no excuse but no secret that it just takes time if you believe in good coaching and have a clear way of doing things,” said Frank.

“The more you work with certain players in a group, they get more and more united.

“We need to be aware that it is not going to be easy.

“We know we are going to play a team that is fighting for its lives, so it’s like a wounded animal, so we need to be so careful.

“You can’t take anything for granted, but I know one thing, we are up there with the right mentality, the right attitude and we hit our level, we know we are a very good side, especially at home at Griffin Park.”

The Bees haven’t had the strongest start to the season and currently sit in 18th, two points off the Championship relegation zone.

His side may have lost four of their seven league games so far but Frank is refusing to panic.

“It was not a disaster, but there were some big issues that we needed to repair and do better for next time,” added the Bees boss.

“Hopefully we can find the same level as we did against Derby last time we played at home.”

Frank also had time to send his support to the struggling Stoke, adding: “My biggest support to Nathan Jones and his staff and their players.

“There’s big pressure when playing and managing and playing for a big club like Stoke.

“I just really hope the decision makers at Stoke give Nathan the time he needs because he definitely proved it in Luton where he did a fantastic job.”