Brentford will be looking to get back to winning ways against Cardiff on Wednesday with boss Thomas Frank eager for his side to turn performances into victories more consistently.

In a theme that has blighted much of the Bees’ season to date, Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday came after dominating much of the game in the early stages but failing to make the most of their chances.

And Frank knows his side have to turn performances into results if they are to mount a genuine play-off challenge this campaign.

"In general, when you play so well in the first half you want at least a point, but football matches are 90 minutes and we need to do well enough over those 90 minutes,” the Dane said.

“We showed them we are a good team and good teams bounce back. We need to be on it and ready for Cardiff on Wednesday.”

With no new injury concerns, Brentford will have a full squad to choose from for the midweek clash, barring long-term absentees Sergi Canos and Josh Clarke.

And that includes striker Ollie Watkins, who will no doubt have a raft of Premier League clubs interested in securing his services in January after netting 12 times in 20 appearances this campaign.

But Bees fans have been given an early Christmas gift, with the former Exeter man saying he is enjoying his time in red and white.

“I’m really happy here,” he said. “I think this is the best chance this year out of any year of doing something really special.

"We don’t concede many goals and as of late we’ve been scoring a lot.

“I’m enjoying it. I’m scoring. Even if I don’t score, I’m happy for whoever else scores. There’s a good team connection here.”

Cardiff will arrive at Griffin Park after something of a renaissance under new manager Neil Harris with a draw and three consecutive victories under their belt since the former-Milwall man took the helm.

Both sides are within touching distance of the play-offs in the Championship, and a result for the Bees here will give them momentum going into a tricky looking festive period, which includes showdowns with Fulham and West Brom in the next 11 days.