Brentford manager Thomas Frank believes his side are riding on the crest of a wave as they prepare to host Huddersfield.

The Bees are facing the newly-relegated club on Saturday and go into the game high in confidence after a 3-1 victory over local rivals QPR last Monday.

After a mixed start to the season, three wins on the bounce has lifted Brentford to 12th in the table, in comparison to Huddersfield who sit 20th in the Championship.

However, the visitors have not lost in six matches and Frank is expecting a tough game at Griffin Park.

“The squad in this moment in time are in such a good place, not only because we won the last three games,” Frank said.

“But before that, they’re really good characters, really good personalities who want to help each other.

“It’s a big challenge. I know everybody expects us to go and win the game, with our current form and of course we are confident and believe we can do that, but we know in the Championship, especially, nothing is easy.

“So, we respect Huddersfield a lot and we know they are on a bit of a run as well, but I think in our current form we need to put a little bit of pressure on ourselves and go out there and make sure we perform.”

Rotation can be key in a Championship campaign and Sergi Canos and Nikos Karelis are still injured for the Bees but with no other injury concerns, Frank acknowledges there’s lots of competition for places

“I think it’s easy but also difficult when the team is doing well, because the players on the bench they understand it in a way because we are winning and we’re doing fine,” Frank added.

“So, the tricky time is when you stick to the same players, where maybe you should change a lot.

“The main thing is that we try to create a culture and an environment where we want to develop every single player, every single day.”