Thomas Frank is relishing the chance to compete in the “biggest cup competition in the world” when his Brentford side face Leicester City in the FA Cup tomorrow.

The Bees host Brendan Rodgers’ Premier League high-flyers in the weekend’s early kick-off as they look to secure safe passage to the fifth round for the second season on the spin.

While some believe the FA Cup has lost its relevance, Frank insists the competition still holds a special place for him.

“For me, if you do not know about the FA Cup and come as a coach to England, you haven’t really followed football,” Frank said.

“It is the biggest and most important cup competition in the world, and we want to do as well as we possibly can in it.”

With promotion from the Championship still the priority for Brentford, Frank would be forgiven for prioritising the club’s league commitments.

He has previously used this year’s competition to give young players a chance and has been impressed with what he has seen.

The Danish boss does, however, value progression in the cup and says he will do what is best for his side’s chances in both competitions.

“We have a three-game week, so we knew we were going to have to make changes, but we still want to do well in the cup. Of course, the league is the most important for us,” he said.

“The mood in the team is good and we are in a good place. We have been performing well and will take that into the game.”

With Leicester sitting third in the Premier League, Frank is under no illusions as to how testing the game will be for his side.

Frank has been impressed with the Foxes this term and says he is looking forward to the challenge of taking on Rodgers’ men.

He said: “Leicester have done fantastically this season and are building a team and a club that is progressing.

“This season they have been the second or third best team in the Premier League and in the modern era that is very impressive.”