Brentford boss Thomas Frank believes his side should have scored more during their 5-1 thrashing of Hull on Saturday.

The Bees put an end to their three-game winless run in emphatic fashion with a hat-trick from Said Benrahma, an own-goal from Reece Burke and a header from Ollie Watkins to help the promotion hopefuls to a convincing win.

The victory keeps the men from Griffin Park in fifth and five points off the automatic promotion places, but Frank insists that despite a good result, his players could have and should have done more.

Frank said: “I honestly think we should’ve been up by three at least in the first half and maybe even create more chances because in the final third we had a lot of quality.

“Scoring five goals in a game is fantastic, but we should’ve done even more which sounds crazy but of course I am still pleased.

“It is impressive to go here and win 5-1.”

The South London side have not won – or even scored – since January 11 after their 3-1 home victory against QPR, so the 46-year-old Dane was more than pleased to see his side get out of the rut and keep up the chase for promotion.

His side were ruthless in attack, putting more past George Long in the Tigers goal than any other team this season.

Even so, Frank was most pleased with the mentality his side showed coming off the back of a disappointing 1-0 loss against promotion rivals Nottingham Forest and now looking ahead to two tough games at home to Middlesbrough and second-placed Leeds.

Frank added: “I think we have lost eight games 1-0 this season which is unbelievable but even with how emotional and frustrating that has been, every single time they just step up next game and are bang on.

“We wanted to bounce back and show that mentality today, next thing we want to bounce back at Griffin Park because that is our home, our fortress.

“Of course, we can bounce back if we are switched on, and on top of our game but we need to take this performance and have the attitude of staying humble but confident going into the next game. “

Brentford next play Middlesbrough at Griffin Park on Saturday, followed by a midweek clash with Leeds three days later.