Brentford will head into this weekend’s clash at Luton safe in the knowledge that Danish international Henrik Dalsgaard is committed to the cause.

The 30-year-old penned a new contract on Friday that is set to run until 2021 and represents one of Thomas Frank’s more experienced players with 25 international appearances to his name.

Dalsgaard signed for the Bees in 2017 and started all four of his country’s games at the 2018 World Cup before their last-16 elimination to eventual finalists Croatia.

Now Frank is hoping that the defender can help guide his side to a successful Championship season and beyond.

“He is a very important part of what we are doing here, and it is great that he is continuing on the club’s journey as we progress,” said the Brentford boss.

“His performances this season have been excellent, and he has been one of our best players this season.

“He is also one of the key people in the dressing room and makes others better with his personality and communication.”

And despite his vast experience, Frank sees scope for further development for the Dane.

“Henrik is one of our more experienced players, but he is still adding to his game,” he added.

“It is great for me to see as a coach that someone who has played hundreds of games, dozens of internationals and in a World Cup can still add layers to his game.”

Brentford are sitting pretty in eighth ahead of the weekend's clash at Griffin Park, while Luton, who have been on a bad run of form of late lie in dangerous territory down in 21st.