Brentford boss Thomas Frank bemoaned an "average" performance which saw his side held to a goalless Championship draw by Huddersfield Town on Saturday.

The stalemate meant the Bees missed out on the chance to climb to third in the table after a match in which clear-cut chances were at a premium at both ends.

While Frank was quick to praise his players for a resolute defensive display, he was left feeling Brentford could have come away from the game with more.

“It was an average performance I must say. The good thing is we again looked extremely solid and we are giving nothing away,” Frank said.

“It is another clean sheet and that is the good part of the game, but on the ball, yes we dominated in the first-half, but we did not do enough with the possession.

“Our front three maybe didn’t have that extra touch today and on days like that you need something special.”

With a promotion push in full swing, every point between now and the end of the season could be pivotal for a Brentford side who are five points adrift of the automatic promotion places.

They came up against a Terriers outfit without a win in three in all competitions heading into the clash and would have fancied their chances of coming away with all three points.

It wasn’t to be, however, and Town proved difficult to break down as they put in a committed performance at the back.

For Frank, the draw represented an opportunity missed but he still managed to see the positives in taking a share of the spoils from the game.

He said: “We are not happy with the point and we came here to get all three points, that was the task. We knew Huddersfield would be well structured.

“They are difficult to break down and it is difficult to create the counter attacks, which are our best threat, against them.

“What I am happy about is that we got a point on a day when we were not at our best because earlier in the season, we may have lost a game like that.”

Brentford will turn their attention away from league commitments this weekend as they take on Leicester City in the FA Cup.

Frank is looking forward to taking on the Foxes despite admitting he will need to lift his players after the 0-0 draw with Town.

The Dane said: “It is a big challenge which we are up for and are looking forward to. First and foremost, we have to handle a bit of disappointment because we want to win all our games.”